Stem. - Slender, trailing and creeping. Leaves. - Evergreen, small, ovate, pointed. Flowers. - Small, white, solitary from the axils of the leaves. Calyx. - Four-parted, with four large bracelets beneath. Corolla. - Deeply four-parted. Stamens. - Eight. Pistil. - One. Fruit. - A pure white berry.
This pretty little creeper is found blossoming in May in the peat-bogs and mossy woods of the North. It is only conspicuous when hung with its snow-white berries in late summer. It has the aromatic flavor of the wintergreen.