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Eastern Teaberry, Wintergreen
Scientific Name: Gaultheria procumbens L.
Family: Ericaceae
Eastern Teaberry, Wintergreen (Gaultheria  procumbens)
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 693. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 2-7,14-17
USDA: 4-9

Sun Exposure: Light shade to part sun

Origin: Eastern North America, in woodland and bog margins

Growth Habits: Prostrate evergreen rhizomatous shrub, 4 to 8 inches tall (10-20 cm); glossy leaves, 2 inches long (5 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water in summer, acid soil

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings in summer, suckers in the fall or spring

Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA NRCS. 1995. Northeast wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. Northeast National Technical Center, Chester, PA. Courtesy of USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute.

Blooming Habits:
Pink-tinged white flowers, 0.25 to 0.5 inch long (6-12 mm) in summer, followed by edible fruit, scarlet berrylike capsules with a large fleshy calyx, that persist through the winter. Leaves and fruit have a mild wintergreen flavor.

Fruiting Habits:

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