Snowberry – Happy New Year!

In Cayman we don’t have snow, but we do have Snowberries!

Snowberry – Chiococca alba, Family: RUBIACEAE.

Snowberry flowers and fruits - Chiococca alba, Family: RUBIACEAE. Photo: Ann Stafford, Grand Cayman Sept.22, 2011.

Snowberry flowers and fruits – Chiococca alba, Family: RUBIACEAE. Photo: Ann Stafford, Grand Cayman Sept.22, 2011.

This vine-like shrub has bright white fruits (drupes) that glisten in the sunlight against the bright evergreen foliage. It is easy to grow in a garden. Snowberry occurs in all three Cayman Islands in rocky thickets and woodlands, and in Bermuda, Florida, Texas, West Indies, Mexico and Central America.

For more pictures of Cayman’s plants visit

CaymANNature Flora

Snowberry flowers – Chiococca alba, Family: RUBIACEAE. Photo: Ann Stafford, Grand Cayman Sept.22, 2011.

Snowberry fruits – Chiococca alba, Family: RUBIACEAE. Photo: Ann Stafford, Grand Cayman Sept.22, 2011

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