Common Names: Japanese pachysandra, carpet box, Japanese spurge
Sub-category: Box family
A slow-growing, spreading evergreen perennial growing to 10 cm tall by 60 cm broad, with alternate, simple, glossy leaves, and creeping stems. The leaves may yellow in winter. When growing in a spreading mass of many plants, a dense cover is formed. The flowers are white, borne above the foliage.
Most commonly found cultivated as an ornamental plant, for use as ground-cover. Blooms late March through April.
Primary Flower Color: White
Secondary Flower Color: White