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Taxon: Gaultheria procumbens L.

Genus: Gaultheria
Family: Ericaceae subfamily: Vaccinioideae tribe: Gaultherieae
Nomen number: 360
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:395. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 15-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 15-May-1995
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR).
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • checkerberry   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • creeping wintergreen   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • mountain-tea   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • teaberry   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • wintergreen   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • gaultherie   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • petit thé des bois   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Wintergrün   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • tuvvaktelbär   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec [s.]
    Western Canada: Canada - Manitoba [s.e.]
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois [n.], Minnesota, Wisconsin
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia



Check other web resources for Gaultheria procumbens L.:


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (27 November 2015)

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