BCP/Gaultheria procumbens

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Gaultheria procumbens

Gaultheria procumbens in flower

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Profile for Gaultheria procumbens (Eastern Teaberry, Checkerberry, Boxberry and American Wintergreen)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Erect/creeping
Flowers:Bell-shaped, 6–8 mm long, white, borne solitary or in short racemes.
Foliage:Elliptic to ovate, 2–5 cm long and 1–2 cm broad
Stem:Round, 10–15 cm tall
Scent:Distinct oil of wintergreen scent.
Growing Conditions:Dry to moist acidic soils; forests; sandy areas
Fruit:Edible berry 8–15 mm in diameter persists through the winter until new blossoms form.
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Mid Summer, Late Summer

Regional data and additional images for Gaultheria procumbens

Regional data:
Southeastern Pennsylvania: (cultivated) September
New Hampshire: July, August, September

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This page is a profile for the plant species Gaultheria procumbens, used to collect records of where and when this plant was observed blooming, and for providing identification information for use in dichotomous keys. If you would like to help collect data for this or other plants, see Bloom clock project/How to Contribute for orientation.