Gaultheria procumbens 

Wintergreen Teaberry

Names and Myths

Gaultheria Of Gauthier

procumbens procumbent

Natural history / Folklore

Indians and settlers extracted oil as a wintergreen flavoring for food.11 A leaf tea made from this plant has been used  to treat a variety of ailments, contains methyl salicylate the active ingredient and the source of the aroma.12

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March - May White.