Mitchella repens L. 

Partridge Berry

Names and Myths

Mitchella Of Mitchell (John Mitchell 1711-1768) 

repens creeping

Natural history / Folklore

Indian women used a tea of leaves or berries for problems of childbirth.12

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Creeping vine with small evergreen leaves with a white midrib. Tubular white - pinkish flower borne at end of stem, single red fruit edible but tasteless.12