It consists of a few glabrous or puberulous, creeping, rhizomatous herbs with white axillary flowers with funnel-shaped corolla. They prefer mildly acidic soils, growing in woods near pines or hemlock or mossy hummocks.
The fruits of Mitchella repens, known as partridge berries, are eaten in some places. In Newfoundland, jam is made of a mixture of apples and partridge berries.
- Mitchella ovata DC. (Ecuador)
- Mitchella repens L. - Partridge Berry (eastern North America, Central America)
- Mitchella undulata Siebold & Zucc. (Japan, Taiwan)
- "Genus Mitchella". Taxonomy. UniProt. Retrieved 2010-02-13.
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