Family, Heath. Color, greenish white, or with a purplish tinge. Leaves, oval or ovate, pointed at apex, round or slightly obtuse at base, smooth, with short petioles, pale green underneath, 1 to 4 inches long. Calyx, 5-toothed, clinging to the ovary and forming a berry with a 5-rayed star at the top, as in Gaylussacias. Corolla, bell-shape, open. Stamens, 8 or 10, with the style protruding. Flowers, on long pedicels, drooping, numerous near the tops of branches, with many leaves, forming racemes. Fruit, a large greenish or yellowish, few-seeded, pear-shaped berry, scarcely edible.

A shrub, 2 to 5 feet high, found in dry woods from Maine to Florida and westward.