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Gaultheria hispidula (Linnaeus) Muhlenberg ex Bigelow. Creeping Snowberry, Moxie. Phen: May-Jun (-Jul); Sep. Hab: Spruce-fir forests, northern hardwoods forests, bogs at high elevations. Dist: NL (Newfoundland) and NL (Labrador) west to BC, south to NJ, MD, WV, OH, MN, ID, and WA; there is no known documentation for the attribution (by Small 1933, Gleason & Cronquist 1952, 1991, and Fernald 1950) of this species occurring as far south as NC.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = C, F, FNA8, G, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, WV; = Chiogenes hispidula (L.) Torr. & A.Gray – S

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW
  • Great Plains: FACW
  • Midwest: FACW
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW

Heliophily: 3

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