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White Flowers ( Low, Matted, or Creeping Plants )
Wintergreen Family (Pyrolaceae)

Creeping Wintergreen
Gaultheria hispidula

Season: Summer
Habitat:
 Montane Coniferous Forests
Height:
 Creeping

Description: This low, creeping plant has oval leaves in an alternate arrangement. The leaves curl inward from the smooth margin, and are only 5-7 mm long. Very tiny, white, bell like flowers, only 30 mm long, grow from the leaf axis. Later, a waxy, white berry replaces the flowers. The plant creeps along the ground up to 30 cm in height.

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