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pipsissewa

Chimaphila maculata

Description:

This fairly common subshrub of the forest floor blooms in early summer. The evergreen leaves have a white stripe along the central vein, giving it one of its common names, Striped Wintergreen.

Habitat:

dry woods, sandy soil

Notes:

There are two kinds of pipsissewa. One is all green leaves. We have primarily the striped variety, but occasionally you will find a patch of all green pipsissewa.

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JuneMita
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JuneMita

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Oct 3, 2012
Submitted on Oct 3, 2012

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