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bunchberry · Cornus unalaschkensis (canadensis)

Description: deciduous, herbaceous groundcover (4-6") that slowly spreads by stolons to form a lush carpet in the woodland garden. Bunchberry has a whorl of broad leaves that turn red in autumn. In summer it has white flowers (actually 4 large bracts subtending a bunch of tiny greenish flowers) followed by edible (but tasteless) red fruit. Shade, regular water, humus-rich soil.