prince's pine Pyrolaceae Chimaphila
umbellata (L.) W. Bartram
|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
| Additional Range Information:
Chimaphila umbellata is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting prince's pine.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson