From Bot. Repos.
Whortle-berry with small leaves on the flower-stems ; foot-stalks of the flowers with leaflets ; blossoms bell-shaped; leaves, obtuse, oblong, rather glaucous underneath and deciduous. Ten Chives.
Published in Sp. Pl. 1: 351 in 1753.
Introduced in 1770.
Basionym of Gaylussacia frondosa (L.) Torr. & A.Gray.