Stems. - Slender, trailing, one to four feet long. Leaves. - Oblong, obtuse. Flowers. - Pale pink, nodding. Calyx. - With short teeth. Corolla. - Four-parted. Stamens. - Eight or ten, protruding. Fruit. - A large, acid, red berry.

In the peat-bogs of our Northeastern States we may look in June for the pink nodding flowers, and in late summer for the large red berries of this well-known plant.