The mountain snowberry (Symphoricarpos oreophilus) belongs to Caprifoliaceae (the Honeysuckle family). It is a deciduous shrub that is western Canada, the United States, and northwestern Mexico. This shrub grows in mountainous areas, and up to a height of 60-120 cm. The leaves are opposite, ovate and green, with pale underside, prominently veined. The pink or white, bell-shaped flowers bloom in early summer. The fruit is a white drupe containing two nutlets, each of which contains a seed. Deer, elk, and livestock browse the foliage. Birds such as the yellow-billed magpie pick the fruits.