Wintergreen (Checkerberry, Teaberry)
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
Wintergreen has evergreen leaves. Its berries often persist into winter; this plant was photographed in late January.