Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Wintergreen at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales
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The leaves and red berries are natural sources of oil of wintergreen, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.
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July Fayette County WV
Babcock State Park
Solitary, white to pinkish, urn-shaped flowers hang from stalks, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.
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September Clay County NC
Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District
Leaves crenate to crenate-serrate with deciduous bristle-tipped teeth, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
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October Haywood County NC
Corneille Bryan Native Garden
Stems erect, the leaves 15-50mm long, clustered at the tip of the stem, per Weakley's Flora (2012).