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.

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Stems with creeping habit

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Leaves

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Plant in bloom

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Flowers

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Fruit

 

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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