Mountain Lover

Genus Pachystima
Staff-Tree Family (Celastraceae)



Mountain Lover



Mountain Lover
(Pachystima myrsinites)

This is a low-growing spreading shrub that is common in damp shady areas of our mountains. It has small oval leaves which remain through the winter.

Flowers of the Mountain Lover



The flowers are dark red and very tiny. They grow in the leaf nodes along the branches.