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Partridgeberry (squawvine) is Noon kie oo nah yeah in Mohawk. I've been unable to find any other Indian names for it, although it was apparently widely used as a womens' medicine among eastern tribes. But the vine doeesn't grow around here.

In spring -- April to June -- the evergreen vine flowers with these fragrant white trumpet-shaped 4-petaled flowers. The vine grows about 6 to 12" high, creeping through moss around old tree stumps. The leaves are thick, very shiny, heart-shaped in opposite pairs. In the fall, berries form and become bright scarlet. Scarlet frunits remain on the vine all winter if not eaten by birds and deer.

The berries are tasteless but occasionally were useful as emergency food. The scientific name of this plant is Mitchella repens. Where it is used to promote easy childbirth, a tea of the leaves is taken only during the last few weeks. It should be noted that one of the Iroquois medical uses for this vine was as an abortifacient.