Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Evergreen ground cover, 6-8 inches (15-20 cm) high. Leaves simple, 5-10 cm long, appear whorled at the top of stem, lustrous dark green above, lightly lobed on upper 1/2-1/3. Flowers small, white, in terminal cluster; bloom in spring. Fruits are small oval white drupes, but there are seldom seen in cultivation since fruit set requires cross-pollination and mostly clonal material is grown.
- Shade, one of the best ground covers for deep shade, yellows in sun; prefers moist, well-drained, acid soil. Does not re-seed easily and not a ecosystem threat.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 4 Native to Asia
- terminalis: flowers borne terminally
- Oregon State Univ. campus: between Ag. & Life Sciences and Nash; north side of Milam.