Low growing (about an inch) plant with two leaves on each stem, and usually with a bright red berry between the leaves. Growing in the leaf litter of a mixed forest right along the edge of wetlands.
Leaves of partridgeberry.
This was on a crossover trail just off of Roaring brook trail.
Mitchella repens, or partridge berry, or Squaw Vine, is the best known plant in the genus Mitchella. It is a creeping prostrate herbaceous woody shrub, occurring in North America and Japan, and belonging to the madder family (Rubiaceae).