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  Chimaphila umbellata (L.) W.P.C.Barton subsp. cisatlantica (S.F.Blake) Hultén image
Photographer: Kenneth J. Sytsma           

Botanical Illustration

Derek Anderson

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Marion Sheehan

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Scott A. Milburn
Family Pyrolaceae
Chimaphila umbellata (L.) W.P.C.Barton subsp. cisatlantica (S.F.Blake) Hultén
pipsissewa, prince's-pine
Chimaphila: from the Greek cheima, "winter weather," and phelein, "to love," from its evergreen habit and referring to one of the common names, wintergreen aka pipsissiwa or prince's pine
umbellata: like umbels or umbrella-like flower heads
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-12" tall, evergreen half-shrub; stems spreading, branched; from creeping rhizomes
Flower: white to pink, 5-parted, 1/3"-1/2" wide; inflorescence with 4-8 stalked flowers in an umbel-like, long-stalked cluster; blooms July-Aug.
Fruit:capsule opening from the top downward
Leaf:opposite, only along the stem, thin, tapering to the stem, sharply toothed especially toward the tip to smooth toward the base, shiny, e
Habitat: dry; woods, forests; in sandy soil

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Chimaphila umbellata (L.) W.P.C.Barton var. cisatlantica S.F.Blake

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