Considered by many to be the tastiest plant of the Northwoods, Wintergreen’s deep green leaves look as good as the tea you can brew from them tastes! The bright red berries of Gaultheria procumbens are edible, with a zesty wintergreen flavor. Technically a low growing shrub, it creeps by rhizomes to form a patch. Dappled light conditions produce the most berries. Hardy to Zones 3 – 7.