Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Gaultheria procumbens L. image
Photographer: Christopher Noll           

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Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll
Family Ericaceae
Gaultheria procumbens L.
checkerberry, eastern teaberry, wintergreen
Gaultheria: for Jean François Gaulthier (1708-1756), botanist appointed King's physician in 1741 for Quebec
procumbens: with trailing, prostrate stems
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Status: Native
Plant: erect/creeping, perennial, 4"-8" tall shrub; stems leafy near the top
Flower: white, 5-parted, 1/4"-1/3" long, lobes rounded and tiny; solitary, nodding, stalked flowers from the leaf axils; blooms July-Aug.
Fruit:red, berry-like, aromatic
Leaf:alternate, edible, evergreen, leathery, shiny, elliptical to oblong, 3/4"-2" long, edges sometimes folded downward
Habitat: dry to moist; forests, inland sands; in sandy, acidic soil
(Glossary)

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