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Wintergreen, Teaberry, Checkerberry
Part sun, moderately wet to moderately dry moisture level, humusy soil, moderately acid pH. 2-6 inches height, blooms in summer, white to pink flowers, creeps along by underground runners.
Germination Code: C(60)
Native Region: Scattered in East Tennessee, especially in the Unaka Mountains
Evergreen groundcover, grown for its flowers and its spicy red berries in fall. Spreads to form small colonies. Attracts birds.