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Mitchella repens

Common Name(s):
Partridge berry, Twinberry
Categories:
Native Plants, Perennials, Wildflowers
Season:
Late spring, early summer
Height:
Less than 6 in.
Foliage:
Pairs of roundish, stalked, lustrous evergreen leaves, 0.5-0.7 in. long; 6-12 in. slender, trailing stems
Flower:
Fringed white or pinkish flowers in pairs; the bases are united; bright red double berries 0.3 in. across often persist into early summer
Site:
Rich humus soil; partial shade to shade
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
red berries, white, wildflower, shade, perennial, partial shade, summer, spring

NCCES plant id: 2662

Mitchella repens Mitchella repens blooms
Jason Hollinger, CC BY - 2.0
Mitchella repens Mitchella repens flowering groundcover
Jill Lee , CC-BY-SA-2.0
Mitchella repens Mitchella repens groundcover with berries
Joshua Mayer, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Mitchella repens Mitchella repens bud and bloom
Distant Hill Gardens, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Mitchella repens Mitchella repens bloom and berry
Fritz Flohr Reynolds, CC BY-NC-2.0