prince's pine Pyrolaceae Chimaphila
umbellata (L.) W. Bartram symbol: CHUM
Leaf: Alternate but appearing whorled, evergreen, thickened, lance-shaped with sharp serrations, 1 1/2 to 3 inches long, shiny dark green above, green below.
Flower: White (may be pink), 5 petals, 1/2 inch across, appearing in a small group at the end of a terminal spike in summer.
Fruit: A dry brown capsule persistent through the winter.
Twig: Slender, green to reddish brown.
Form: A small plant reaching heights of 3 to 8 inches and displaying a whorl of foliage.
Looks like: striped pipsissewa - teaberry - twinflower
Additional Range Information: Chimaphila umbellata is native to North America. Range may be expanded by planting. See states reporting prince's pine.
External Links: USDAFS Additional Silvics - USDA Plants Database
All material © 2017 Virginia Tech Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation; Photos and text by: John Seiler, Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera, and John Peterson