Mitchella Repens (Partridge Berry)

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Mitchella Repens (Partridgf Berry)This indigenous evergreen herb has a perennial root, from which arises a smooth and creeping stem.  The leaves are ovate, slightly cordate, opposite, flat and dark-green; flowers are white, often tinged with red, in pairs, very fragrant, and have united ovaries.  Calyx four-parted; corolla funnel-shaped; stamens four, inserted on the corolla.  The fruit is a dry berry-like double drupe.


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