Mitchella repens


Common Name: partidgeberry
Plant Type:Herbaceous
Light (original): part sun to shade
Light Requirements: Part Sun, Shade
Height:1 to 2 inches
Width:12 to 16 inches
Duration:Perennial
Habitat:Woodland
Soil Type:moist to dry
Soil Moisture:Mesic, Dry
USDA Zones:3 to 8
Flower Colour:pinkish-white
Bloom Time:spring to summer
Comments:Creeping evergreen groundcover. Red berries.
Germination:Seed will germinate upon being shifted to 70°F after 90-140 days of moist, cold stratification at 40°F.
Seed germinates only after multiple cycles of warm and cold, typically 40°-70°-40°-70°F.
Seed will not germinate in presence of chemical inhibitors.
Seed is hydrophyllic, intolerant of dry storage.
Picture Copyright: Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. South National Technical Center, Fort Worth, TX.