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 St. Lawrence County, NY

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Wildflowers
by common name

Partridgeberry

Partridgeberry flowers
Mitchella repans

In the north country, Partridgeberry can be found scattered in small mats over extensive areas of the forest floor. The leaves are paired, glossy, and evergreen. The 4 petaled flowers are twined (paired) at the last set of leaves at the ends of the stems. Fruit is a single red berry.

Requirements:

Soil Type - Well drained, humus rich, sandy loam
Soil pH - Neutral
Water - Moist to Dry
Light - Full shade

Characteristics:

Height - 1 - 2 in.
Time of Bloom - June - July
Flower colors - 4 petaled, white or pink flowers, paired on end of stem
Propagation - Division, slow spreading creeper
Transplants - Easy


 

Flower Buds - July 3, Stone Valley hiking trail - Colton, NY
Partridgeberry flower buds

Over wintered berry - June 2, Pierrepont, NY
Partridgeberry berry

Feb. 17, 2009 - Canton, NY
Partridgeberry in snow
Partridgeberry