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Plant Name:

Creeping Snowberry

Scientific Name:

Gaultheria hispidula


Creeping Snowberry is a low-growing, spreading shrub with shiny, dark green leaves and clusters of small white berries.


Forests, woodlands, rocky slopes


Creeping Snowberry provides habitat and food for a variety of wildlife species, including birds and small mammals. The berries are an important food source for birds and can be consumed by humans as well.

Growing Conditions:

Creeping Snowberry prefers well-drained, acidic soils and partial shade to full sun.


Creeping Snowberry is commonly used in landscaping as a groundcover plant and for erosion control. The berries can be used in culinary preparations and have a tangy flavor.

(please exercise caution and consult additional sources or experts before consuming any vegetation):


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Fun Facts:

Creeping Snowberry is also known as "bearberry" or "snowberry".

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