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Partridgeberry

Mitchella repens
Partridgeberry

Habitat

They bloom in late spring to early summer in thick forests.

Description

The plant trails along the ground with rounded, shiny leaves that stay green throughout the year. The flowers are white and are paired at the end of the stem. They turn later in season to red berries.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

  • Flower Type: Flowers regular with 4 petals forming partial bells and found in pairs at the end of flower branch
  • Flower Color: White to pinkish
  • Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
  • Plant Type: Wildflower (Small and trailing along ground)
  • Leaf Type: Egg-shaped, entire (smooth edge) and staying green all winter
  • Fruit: Bright red berries

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