Common Snowberry (symphoricarpos albus), is one of the more delightful yet under-appreciated native plants of the Pacific Northwest. As the leaves drop off this deciduous perennial shrub in the late fall, the snow-white berries are revealed, bobbing near the tips of the wispy stems. But this berry is for show only, do not eat! There is likely a reason it’s has been called ‘corpse berry’. I’ve used fresh twigs in ribbed basketry before. For small items it works great for making hoops and ribs. A hedge of snowberry seems always to be a favorite forging and resting spot for small birds.