Gaultheria / Snowberry

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A large and varied genus. Gaultheria Antipoda, a rigid bush, erect or prostrate. Those I gathered were growing close to the ground with numerous lovely white berries.


Oh, hardy, modest snow-berries,
So close to earth ye grow
Amid the yellow lycopod,
And harebells bending low.

Ye gladden all who on thee gaze
Just as a friendly smile
Will cheer the toilers’ upward path
And shorten many a mile.

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