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Connecticut Plants
Wintergreen (Checkerberry, Teaberry)
Gaultheria procumbens L.

Wintergreen has bright red berries. Both leaves and berries are aromatic.

  • Family: heath (Ericaceae)
  • Habitat: oak woods or under evergreens
  • Height: 2-5 inches
  • Flower size: 1/4 to1/2 inch long
  • Flower color: white
  • Flowering time: July to August
  • Origin: native
Gaultheria procumbens L.

Wintergreen has evergreen leaves. Its berries often persist into winter; this plant was photographed in late January.

Gaultheria procumbens L.