Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


592

Shrub, Subshrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Piedmont & Coastal Plain) (rare in GA & SC)

Look for it in heath balds, woodlands, & openings, usually acidic & xeric, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
White/Pale pink
Bisexual
5-merous
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed urceolate or slightly campanulate corolla
8-10 included stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Berry

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Gaultheria procumbens   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gaultheria procumbens   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-16-001:
Gaultheria procumbens   FAMILY Ericaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Wintergreen, Teaberry