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Pipsissewa

Chimaphila umbellata
Pipsissewa

Habitat

Found in dry woodlands.

Description

Dark green, shiny leaves that stay green all winter and whorl around stem. Waxy, pinkish flowers that stand tall. Also called Prince's Pine.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

Flower Type: Waxy flowers with 5 petals
Flower Color: Pinkish-white
Leaf Arrangement: Whorled
Plant Type: Wildflower (Medium - 4-10 inches)
Leaf Type: Lance-shaped (wider toward the tip) in whorls, toothed, shiny and evergreen

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