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          teaberry (Gaultheria procumbens)

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wintergreen, checkerberry, eastern teaberry (Gaultheria procumbens; HEATH FAMILY [Ericaceae]) Tiny native shrub (3-8) of sandy acidic soils.  Leaves alternate, simple, evergreen, elliptical to oblong, thick and tough, 1-2 long, dark shiny green above, paler below.  Leaves clustered at tip of plant giving whorled appearance.  White urn-shaped flowers nodding in clusters from leaf axils in mid-to-late summer.  Round red fruit to diameter hangs beneath leaves in late summer and into winter.  Leaves and fruit have mild wintergreen aroma and flavor.  [068]

 

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