partridgeberry Rubiaceae Mitchella repens
Leaf:Opposite, evergreen, oval to heart-shaped leaf, 1/2 inch across, parallel veined, dark green above with a paler yellow-green midrib, pale yellow below.
Flower:Species is monoecious; tubular, 1/2 inch long, 4 white to faint pink fuzzy petals, appearing in mid-summer.
Fruit:Bright red berry, oval, 1/4 to 3/8 inches across, edible and persist through the winter.
Twig:Very delicate and barely woody, light green to brown in color.
Form:A creeping, delicate vine, does not climb and is often covered by fallen leaves.