||Meadows, forest edges, roadsides, sandy soil
||Flowers form a spike cluster of small white flowers.
||Leaves are long, lance-like and toothed with veins radiating from a central vein that runs from base to point of the leaf. Leaves attach to the branch opposite each other with several leaves on a branch.
||Fruit is a spike cluster of red berries. This is really a bush or small tree and would not normally be included in a listing of wildflowers, but it is so common in the Northern Michigan that it was included as an aid to visitors.