Whortle-berry with oblong egg-shaped leaves, slightly sawed, deciduous, the small branches green; flowers grow rather umbelled from where the leaves are fixed to the stem; blossoms nearly cylindrical ; cups reflexed at the upper part. Ten chives.
Published in Hortus Kew. 2: 12 in 1789.
Also published in Bot. Repos. 3: 181 in 1801.
This species of Whortle-berry was, according to the Kew Catalogue, introduced by Mr. Young in the year 1770. It is a hardy plant ; and, as a native of North America, where it is an under shrub of the woods...
Basionym of Cyanococcus virgatus (Aiton) Small.