University of Rhode Island

Gaultheria procumbens

Wintergreen

Low evergreen spreading groundcover. Shiny dark green leaves, very aromatic. Pink flowers mid spring followed by edible red fruit. Moist acidic soil, light to moderate shade. Native to RI. 3-5" x variable.

©William S. Justice. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Dept. of Systematic Biology, Botany. USDA PLANTS Database

Image courtesy of Eleanor Saulys, CT Botanical Society

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