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Gaultheria procumbens

wintergreen

plant overview
glows in the dark

Wintergreen is a member of the mint family found throughout eastern North America. Depending on locale, the herb is also known by a variety of alternate names such as checkerberry, teaberry, chinks, wax cluster, ivory plum and—for reasons unknown to us—drunkards. Wintergreen lends its fresh, minty flavor to tea blends, syrups, mouthwashes and candies. The oils in the plant, which were once used to soften leather for book binding, absorb and convert ultraviolet light into blue light that is visible to the naked eye. The next time you’re chewing on a wintergreen candy, turn out the lights and look in a mirror with your mouth open.

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Wintergreen leaf
Gaultheria procumbens

wintergreen

plant overview
glows in the dark

Wintergreen is a member of the mint family found throughout eastern North America. Depending on locale, the herb is also known by a variety of alternate names such as checkerberry, teaberry, chinks, wax cluster, ivory plum and—for reasons unknown to us—drunkards. Wintergreen lends its fresh, minty flavor to tea blends, syrups, mouthwashes and candies. The oils in the plant, which were once used to soften leather for book binding, absorb and convert ultraviolet light into blue light that is visible to the naked eye. The next time you’re chewing on a wintergreen candy, turn out the lights and look in a mirror with your mouth open.

01.
A Bit of Botany
a little botanical information on wintergreen

description
Gaultheria procumbensis a member of the Ericaceae family.

Wintergreen is a small low-growing shrub, that typically reaching 10–15 centimeters (3.9–5.9 in) in height. The leaves have a distinctive wintergreen scent are evergreen; they are shaped elliptic to ovate, 2–5 cm long and 1–2 cm broad. Wintergreen's white flowers are bell-shaped, about 5 mm in length, and are borne solitary or in short racemes.

Wintergreen's berry-like fruit is in actuality a dry capsule surrounded by fleshy calyx. The fruit is red and is about 6–9 mm diameter. Wintergreen spreads by means of long rhizomes, which are run along the top 20–30 mm of soil.

common names & nomenclature
The plant's common name of wintergreen refers to the plant's ability to remain "green in winter", as suggested by the Dutch wintergroen, and German Wintergrün.

Also known as:
checkerberry, boxberry, teaberry, hillberry, partridge berry, ground berry, hillberry, mountain tea, canada tea, wax cluster, eastern teaberry, american wintergreen, american mountain tea, canterberry, chickenberry, chinks, creeping wintergreen, deerberry, drunkards, gingerberry, ground tea, grouseberry, one-berry, procalm, red pollom, spice berry, squaw vine, star berry, spiceberry, spicy wintergreen, spring wintergreen, youngsters, ivory plum

for educational purposes only

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
you should always consult with your doctor
before making any changes to your diet!!
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