Mystery plant 059

This evergreen perennial’s range includes central and eastern portions of North America.  When you can identify it, leave a comment below with its common name, scientific name and any personal story you may have about the plant.



Stems with creeping habit




Plant in bloom






ANSWER (subsequently added to this post to facilitate the “search” function for these images):  Partridgeberry (Mitchella repens)

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10 Responses to Mystery plant 059

  1. Rand Hall says:

    looks like chickweed to me. I harvest from my garden beds in the spring and make an infusion with the fresh green plant.

  2. Evan says:

    Partridge berry, Mitchella repens. Perhaps my favorite native evergreen groundcover.

  3. Josh Fecteau says:

    I know this sub-shrub as Partridge-berry (Mitchella repens). Though the fruit are typically tasteless, I enjoy nibbling on them whenever I encounter a decent patch.

  4. Val says:

    Partridgeberry (Michella repens) or Twinberry. I miss this plant in SW Missouri, but I treasured it in NY and NJ!

  5. Joan says:

    Partridgeberry (Mitchella repens)

  6. Sara says:

    Partridgeberry, but I needed flowers or fruit to be sure. Michella repens. I love the double belly button on the berries. It always grows in woods near water (but not swampy ones) here. I never realized how fuzzy the flowers were until I saw your photo.

  7. Robin Marshall says:

    partridge berry, mitchella repens…..

  8. Norman Smith says:

    Everybody is right except the chickweed guy……sorry Rand…LOL.

  9. Angelyn says:

    Yes, this is Partridgeberry (Mitchella repens). Thanks for all the comments and enlightening personal stories.

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