Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Gaultheria hispidula (Linnaeus) Muhlenberg ex Bigelow. Creeping Snowberry, Moxie. Phen: May-Jun; 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 C, F, G, and S) of this species as occurring in NC.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = C, F, FNA8, G, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, WV; = Chiogenes hispidula – S

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image of plant© Erik Danielson
image of plant© Erik Danielson