Partridgeberry Mitchella repens Linnaeus    
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Rubiales   >   Family Rubiaceae   >   Genus Mitchella   

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Partridgeberry is an evergreen creeping vine with roundish leaves approximately 1-2 cm long that have a characteristic white midvein.

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The brilliant scarlet berries are a winter food source for bobwhite, fox, raccoon and deer. These fleshy fruits are also edible for humans, although don’t look for them at your produce stand anytime soon as they are tasteless.

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Partridgeberry blooming at Andelot Farm, Kent Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

Partridgeberry growing in Charles Co., Maryland (4/5/2020). Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

Partridgeberry blooming in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/31/2014). Photo by Fritz Flohr Reynolds. (MBP list)

Partridgeberry flowering in Wicomico Co., Maryland (5/23/2010). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Partridgeberry blooming in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/9/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Partridgeberry in Talbot Co., Maryland (6/5/2016). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

Partridgeberry blooming in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/20/2015). Photo by Elizabeth Miller. (MBP list)

A Partridgeberry in fruit in Howard Co., Maryland (11/16/2012). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Partridgeberry in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/26/2011). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Partridgeberry growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/20/2014). Photo by Elizabeth Miller. (MBP list)

Partridgeberry growing in Worcester Co., Maryland (3/27/2016). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)

Partridgeberry in Caroline Co., Maryland (10/7/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Partridgeberry growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/13/2002). Photo by Robert Ferraro. (MBP list)

Partridgeberry in Kent Co., Maryland (4/12/2015). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Partridgeberry in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/1/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Partridgeberry in Harford Co., Maryland (12/10/2016). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Partridgeberry in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/24/2016). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Partridgeberry in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/25/2016). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)

Partridgeberry in Calvert Co., Maryland (2/10/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Partridgeberry in Caroline Co., Maryland (2/7/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Partridgeberry in Washington Co., Maryland (5/28/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Partridgeberry in fruit in Baltimore Co., Maryland (2/11/2017). Photo by Martha Johnston. (MBP list)

Partridgeberry in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/15/2020). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Partridgeberry in Kent Co., Maryland (3/31/2019). (c) Ashley M Bradford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

Partridgeberry in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/25/2019). (c) naturelady, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by naturelady via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Partridgeberry in Baltimore Co., Maryland (3/4/2020). (c) bmoreholly, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by bmoreholly via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Partridgeberry in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/20/2020). (c) Jessica Shahan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jessica Shahan via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Partridgeberry in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (11/5/2020). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Partridgeberry in Caroline Co., Maryland (3/13/2020). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Partridgeberry blooming in Howard Co., Maryland (6/2/2020). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Partridgeberry in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/3/2017). (c) Max Ramey, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Max Ramey via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Partridgeberry in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/24/2020). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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