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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Gaultheria hispidula   FAMILY Ericaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gaultheria hispidula   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Chiogenes hispidula

 

COMMON NAME:
Creeping Snowberry, Moxie


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image of Gaultheria hispidula, Creeping Snowberry, Moxie

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_chhi6_001_lvd

        

image of Gaultheria hispidula, Creeping Snowberry, Moxie

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_gahi2_002_lvd

        

image of Gaultheria hispidula, Creeping Snowberry, Moxie

Will Stuart    wil_14802425180

August    Hamilton County    NY

Ferd's Bog

Here seen in a shrub bog with sphagnum and black spruce...

image of Gaultheria hispidula, Creeping Snowberry, Moxie

Will Stuart    wil_14802425180b

August    Hamilton County    NY

Ferd's Bog

Stems creeping, the leaves 3-10mm long, well-distributed along the stem, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Gaultheria hispidula, Creeping Snowberry, Moxie

Will Stuart    wil_14986017221

August    Hamilton County    NY

Ferd's Bog

The fruit is a white berry with a wintergreen flavor, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Gaultheria hispidula   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gaultheria hispidula   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Chiogenes hispidula

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2632

Shrub; Subshrub
Perennial

Native: north of the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: spruce-fir forests, northern hardwoods forests, bogs at high elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
4-merous
4 sepals
4-lobed campanulate corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
White
Berry

 

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