Bot. Repos. 2: plate 105. 1800,.
Plants extensively mat-forming (often by layering), with erect branches from lateral buds, rooting and/or swelling into woody burls at nodes; twigs of current-year reddish green, terete, finely hairy, not verrucose. Leaf-blades dark green, elliptic to obovate, (10–) 12–15 (–39) × (4–) 5–7 (–24) mm, coriaceous, margins ± entire, surfaces glabrescent. Pedicels 0.1–0.3 cm. Flowers: calyx lobes distinct; corolla usually white, 3–5 mm; filaments ciliate. Berries black, 6–8 mm diam., insipid. 2n = 24.
Phenology: Flowering late spring.
Habitat: Coastal plain, open pine flatwoods, pine barrens, pocosin ecotones and associated disturbed areas, road cuts, fire trails, mown roadsides
Elevation: 0-200 m
Ga., N.C., S.C., Va.
"entire" is not a number.