In cool, damp woods where the exquisite Twin-flower and familiar Clintonia love to dwell, this daintiest of our low, trailing plants decorates the mossy hummocks of smouldering stumps with its beautiful, evergreen foliage. It is a very slender, hairy stemmed, and branching creeper with two rows of very tiny, stiff, rounded or pointed oval, dark green alternating leaves. They are glossy above and rusty-haired beneath and, on the curled edges, are also hairy. The tiny, solitary, white flowers spring sparingly from the leaf axils on short, nodding stems, with two large bractlets under the calyx. The bell-like corolla is four-cleft with rounded lobes. The little flowers blossom during May and June and are succeeded by a finely haired, globular, aromatic, mealy, snowy white berry which is edible and matures during August and September. The berries and foliage have a pleasing flavour like that of Winter-green or Sweet-birch. The Snowberry is also found in our cranberry and peat bogs, and ranges from North Carolina and Michigan northward to British Columbia and Newfoundland. The generic name is from the Greek, meaning snow-born or snow of spring and alludes to the snow white berries.