Native SpeciesWintergreen

Gaultheria procumbens
FOUND by WintergreenA
2016-11-29
Fryeburg
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by JW, STH & AS
Peer reviewed by AW & PD
Field Notes
11/29/16 We found the Wintergreen Teaberry in an area with very small shrubs and thorn bushes. I could smell the rain and the mint from the wintergreen. It was very cold so some water was frozen and I could hear the rain drops on the ground. I was surprised by what I found because my partner and I were looking everywhere for anything with berries until we looked down and there it was - what we were waiting for. It had four leaves with one little berry in the middle. The stem of the leaves were red.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
I know its a wintergreen because the leaves were 2 to 5 cm long with waxy looking leaves. And it smelled like mint.
Photo of my evidence.
It also had a red berry and the species ID card said it grows red berries in the winter.
Photo of my evidence.
It had very small shrubs growing around it. The small shrubs were 10 to 15 cm.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Gaultheria procumbens
Common name:
Wintergreen
Sampling method: 
Transect
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 44.022329 °
Longitude: 
W -70.964985 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Name:
MOMS School Yard (Powerline Rd)
Trip date: 
Tue, 2016-11-29 08:26
Town or city: 
Fryeburg
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Lower Androscoggin

Comments

Nice evidence photo. It's great that you included the minty smell as a piece of evidence.