• Plant Type: Perennial
• Sunlight: Sun, part shade
• Soils: Average to dry moisture
• Bloom Time: White to pinkish bell-shaped flowers in April, May
• Size: 12 inches tall, spreading to 15 feet
Woody plant that is slow growing but can form large mats in the toughest of places. Technically speaking, it is a sub-shrub and is also called kinnikinick, sandberry, and hog cranberry.
Inkberry (Ilex glabra), Eastern Woodfern (Dryopteris marginalis), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)
• Birds and mammals eat the fruit.
• Host plant for several butterfly species including Hoary Elfin and Brown Elfin.
Occurs in roadsides, bog roads, dune edges and woodland edges.