Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) provides an evergreen ground cover enjoyable in all seasons of the year. During spring and summer it sends up new shoots of red leaves.
Wintergreen’s red berries mature in the fall and remain on the plant through the winter.
The above photo also provides a good view of the leaves — their shape, margin and venation.
Here’s Wintergreen on a cold and snowy winter day.
Watch this video to to see how Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) changes its leaf color throughout the year, to observe how the flowers develop and to view the inside of this lovely edible berry.
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(Here’s the same video as posted on YouTube.)