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Mitchella repensMitchella repensMitchella repens

partridgeberry

Photograph(s) by*: USFWS, RHW

Characteristics

Height: 0.5-0.5'
Flowers: May-Jul.; white
Fruit: Jul.-Dec.; scarlet; berry
Fall color: evergreen

Conditions *

Light: Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH:
Soil type: Loamy Sandy

Habitat

dry acid woodland soils

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD VA WV DE NY PA

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal *

Notes

two flowers form one fruit; berry edible; slow creeper, forms mats under trees

Groundcover Evergreen



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1232.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004