Color, white or with a pink tint. The finest of the genus. Leaves, large, dark green, paler beneath, oval, pointed, entire. Flowers and fruit, on short peduncles in close clusters, borne on short branches which are the growth of the previous year; 1 or 2 yellowish bracts at the base of each.

Growing in swamps, 6 to 15 feet high, bearing great quan-tities of fruit, often half a bushel on a single bush. Berries mature in August. Less often found in dry thickets, when the fruit is not so fine. North of Virginia, and westward