striped pipsissewa Pyrolaceae Chimaphila maculata
Leaf:Alternate but appearing whorled, evergreen, thickened, lance shaped with sharp serration, 1 1/2 to 3 inches long, dark blue-green with conspicuous white stripes along veins.
Flower:White, 5 petals, 1/2 inch across, appearing in a small group at the end of a terminal spike in early summer.
Fruit:A dry brown capsule persistent through the winter.
Twig:Reddish brown and slender.
Form:A small plant reaching heights of 3 to 6 inches, and displaying whorls of foliage.