To find the Wintergreen is to find ourselves tramping noiselessly over thick, green, mossy rugs, or slipping and sliding over mattings of bleached pine needles in the mountains. It has lured us away from the clang and rattle of the trolley, and the din and dust of the city. And, as we linger to catch our breath in the cool shade of the evergreens, and to sniff the delightful, woodsy fragrance of the rare atmosphere, we realize that it is also the home of the Bunchberry, Claytonia, Goldthread and Trillium. Children and "grown-ups," too, who roam the woods, like to nibble on the leaves of Wintergreen because of their pleasant, aromatic taste. The leaves are also used for making a fragrant tea, and Wintergreen oil is popularly used as a liniment, particularly in cases of rheumatism. Wintergreen lozenges are used in slight throat affections. The edible "berry" is frequently found in the markets. The slender, creeping stalk extends along the surface of the ground, or just below it, and sends up its erect branches from two to six inches in height. The thick, shining, evergreen leaves are oval or oblong in shape, with rounded tips and narrowed bases. They are short-stemmed, and the indistinctly sharp-toothed margins are turned backward. They are borne alternately in small terminal clusters at the top of the branching stems. At first the leaves are light yellowish green, becoming darker and bronzed with age. The small white, bell-like flowers are usually solitary and hang nodding from among the leaves. They are urn-shaped, minutely five-toothed, and are succeeded by a bright red, mealy, and very spicy-flavoured fruit. This fruit consists of the seed case that is enclosed when ripe by the calyx, which thickens and turns fleshy and appears as a globular red berry. The berry-like fruit is found in October and throughout the winter. The flower season continues from June to September, and the plant is found from Newfoundland to Manitoba, southward to New Jersey, Georgia and Michigan.