Hiker's Guide to the Trees, Shrubs,
and Woody Vines of Ricketts Glen State Park
Third Edition -- Internet Version
|Introduction||References||Leaf Types||Leaf Arrangements||Leaf Edges||Identification Key||Descriptions||Species List|
|Vines||Ground Covers||Trees with Needle-Leaves||Trees and Shrubs with Opposite and Simple Leaves||Trees and Shrubs with Opposite and Compound Leaves||Trees and Shrubs with Alternate and Compound Leaves||Trees and Shrubs with Alternate and Simple Leaves|
A creeping shrub. Leaves 1 - 2 in; alternate and simple; evergreen; emitting a wintergreen odor when crushed. Flowers bell-shaped; white, often with pink tinges (July - August). Fruits red (August - June). Associated with Blueberries, Huckleberry, Sheep and Mountain Laurel; especially on the north side of the Grand View Trail, the Ganoga View Trail, and the Old Bulldozer Road Trail.
A trailing woody plant. Leaves 1/4 - 1 in; opposite and simple; evergreen. Flowers small; white; paired (June - July). Fruits red; paired (from July through the winter). Common throughout the Park, indicative of acidic soils.
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Updated 11 July 2005.