Chimaphila umbellata
Family: Ericaceae
pipsissewa,  more...
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Merel R. Black  
Etymology: 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
Plants: erect, perennial, 4"-12" tall, evergreen half-shrub; stems spreading, branched; from creeping rhizomes
Leaves: opposite, only along the stem, thin, tapering to the stem, sharply toothed especially toward the tip to smooth toward the base, shiny, e
Flowers: 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.
Fruits: capsule opening from the top downward
Habitat: dry; woods, forests; in sandy soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Scott A. Milburn  
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Merel R. Black  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Botanical Illustration  
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Derek Anderson  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Kenneth J. Sytsma  
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Marion Sheehan  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Christopher Noll  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Merel R. Black  
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Christopher Noll  
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Aaron Carlson  
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