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Sam Moore '09, Graphic Design major

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Wintergreen or teaberry Gaultheria procumbens
Heath Ericaceae family


Leaves are evergreen, shiny, usually drooping a bit, with smooth margins. 1 - 2" long. They smell like wintergreen when crushed.
Flowers are small, white and bell-shaped.

Fruit is a red, round berry that is edible, and tastes like wintergreen. Tea can be made from the leaves (sometimes called teaberry), and animals eat this plant.

Form/Habitat: Even though this is a very small woodland plant (to 6"), it has a woody stem, so is considered a shrub. It favors dry, acidic forests.

NWI Status: FACU



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