striped pipsissewa Pyrolaceae Chimaphila maculata (L.) Pursh Listen to the Latin symbol: CHMA3 Other Fact Sheets
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.

Looks like: prince's pine - teaberry
leaf flower fruit twig form1 map
Additional Range Information:
Chimaphila maculata is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting striped pipsissewa.
External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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