|Mitchella undulata is
an evergreen perennial herb inhabiting forests in mountainous
regions, stems crawling on the ground to grow to 10-40cm in length,
and taking roots at nodes. Leaves are of opposite phyllotaxis, dark
green and thick, without hairs, 1-1.5cm-long oval to orbicular
ovate, with somewhat wavy margins. Branch tips set two flowers side
by side. Corollas are generally white, occasionally tinge relatively
light red, measuring 1.5cm long, with tips generally cleft in four.
The corollas have white hairs, and two ovaries beneath the floral
tubes are coalescent. Sap fruit mature in red, 8mm in diameter;
flower marks remain on their tops. Bloom time: June-July.