Erect, branching shrub to 2 m; lvs thin, deciduous, subsessile, lanceolate to lance-ovate, 3-6 cm, minutely serrulate, ciliate, acuminate; pedicels solitary in the axils, nodding, not bracteate, 8-15 mm; cor 1 cm, pink or red to white, cleft to below the middle, the 4 narrow lobes revolute; anthers 8-11 mm, the tubules about equaling the thecae; fr red to deep purple or black, 1(-1.5) cm, usually insipid. Mt. forests; Va. and W.Va. to n. Ga. and c. Tenn. June-July. (Oxycoccus e.; Hugeria e.)
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.