Pachysandra procumbens, Allegheny Pachysandra

Size: groundcover, 9" average height at maturity

Buds: flower buds at base of stem

Leaves: semi-evergreen or deciduous, alternate, often crowded, 2-4" long, 2-3" wide, simple, ovate to rounded, much wider than those of P. terminalis, broadest above middle, upper third coarsely serrate, lower entire, dull green to gray-green, often with prominent whitish veins

Twigs: 6-12" tall, tinted brown, pink, purple

Flowers: monoecious, white or pinkish, 2-4" spikes, flowering shoots emerging from buds at stem bases, bloom March-April

Fruit: 3-point capsule