I just love this dainty little ground cover. It’s super delicate looking, and has evergreen leaves, little flowers, and dramatic red berries.
Alternate Names: Twinberry, Running Box, Pigeon Plum Size: 2" high max. Family: Rubiaceae (Madder Family) Habitat: Needs moist soil, slightly acidic, undisturbed locations in the shade or part-shade. Identification: "A trailing, evergreen herb with white, fragrant, tubular flowers in pairs. Partridgeberry is a creeping, perennial herb, no taller than 2 in. high. All parts are dainty, including its pairs of small, rounded, evergreen leaves; tiny, trumpet-shaped, pinkish-white flowers; and scarlet berries." From wildflower.org. Blooms May-October Traditional Uses: "First Nations women made a tea from the leaves and berries that was consumed during childbirth." (Wikipedia)