Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus)
This charming native shrub blooms in May with small dense bell shaped bright pink flowers that last about 6 weeks. The snowberry provides nectar for bumblebees and especially hummingbirds. It also provides shelter and nesting cover for birds and small mammals. White-tailed deer feed on the leaves while stems are food for rabbits and mice. Indigenous Peoples use this plant to make hair soap, to soothe cuts and sores and to make pipe stems and arrow shafts.