Mitchella repens L.
Family: Rubiaceae
partridgeberry
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Christopher Noll  
Etymology: Mitchella: for Dr. John Mitchell, Virginian and early correspondent of Linnaeus, and excellent botanist
Plants: erect, perennial, 4"-12" tall, evergreen forb; stems rooting from the nodes forming large mats
Leaves: round to oval, stalked, opposite, dark green with a white, center stripe
Flowers: white, 4-parted, 1/3"-1/2" long, funnel-shaped, hairy throat, sometimes with 3, 5 or 6 lobes; inflorescence mostly a terminal cluster of 2 flowers; blooms June-July
Fruits: red, twin berry with 8 seeded
Habitat: dry; woods, forests
Conservation Status: Native
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Hugh H. Iltis  
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Mary Ann Feist  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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Merel R. Black  
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