Gaultheria hispidula
(Creeping Snowberry)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Creeping Snowberry, Creeping Spicy Wintergreen, Moxie Plum
    Synonyms: Chiogenes hispidula
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 2 - 6
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: May - June
    Status: Native

Gaultheria hispidula, or Creeping Snowberry, is native to the northeastern US and the Great Lakes region, as well as a couple of counties in both Idaho and Washington. It is a perennial, that grows in moist, shaded, cool woods, often in or on sphagnum, but sometimes in the duff of cedars and other pines. It blooms in early spring with white bell-shaped flowers.

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