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Chimaphila maculata

Spotted Wintergreen, Striped Pipsissawa

Scientific Name:

Chimaphila maculata

Genus:

Chimaphila

Species Epithet:

maculata

Common Name:

Spotted Wintergreen, Striped Pipsissawa

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Forests and woodlands, mostly rather xeric and acid.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite, Whorled

Leaf Retention:

Evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Plants in Bloom

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Bloom Close Up

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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