Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Wintergreen at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
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The leaves and red berries are natural sources of oil of wintergreen, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.
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July Fayette County WV
Babcock State Park
Solitary, white to pinkish, urn-shaped flowers hang from stalks, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.
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September Clay County NC
Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District
Leaves crenate to crenate-serrate with deciduous bristle-tipped teeth, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
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October Haywood County NC
Corneille Bryan Native Garden
Stems erect, the leaves 15-50mm long, clustered at the tip of the stem, per Weakley's Flora (2012).
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Habitat: Heath balds, woodlands, and openings, usually acidic and xeric, per Weakley's Flora
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5-lobed urceolate or slightly campanulate corolla
8-10 included stamens
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee p131
- Great Smoky Mountains Wildflowers p108
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC p168
- Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast p113
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide p212
- Southern Appalachian Wildflowers p035
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast p123
- Wild Flowers of NC, 1st edition p139
- Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition p185
- Wildflowers of Tennessee p098
- Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont p376
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide p148
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains p119