Pachysandra terminalis is
an evergreen, monoecious subshrub found in forests in mountainous
regions; the lower part of the stems crawl on the ground, and the
upper parts extend diagonally upward to grow 20-30cm in height.
Leaves are thick, closely alternate, 3-6cm in length, 2-4cm in
width, in the shape of an oval-like oblong or rhombus-like obovate,
with coarse serrations on upper parts. Female flowers thickly attach
to the upper legs, and males, 5-7 in number, beneath them. Either
sex lack petals, with four sepals only. Bloom time: March-May.