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Gaultheria procumbens Linnaeus. Teaberry, Wintergreen, Checkerberry. Phen: Jun-Aug; Sep-Nov. Hab: Heath balds, woodlands, and openings, usually acidic and xeric. Dist: NL (Newfoundland) west to MB, south to e. NC, ne. GA, AL, c. TN, KY, n. IN, and MN.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = C, F, FNA8, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tat, Tn, Va, W, WV, Luteyn et al (1996)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Great Plains: FACU
  • Midwest: FACU
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU

Heliophily: 4

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Gaultheria procumbens, Chattahoochee National Forest, Rabun County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
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