Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Subshrub; Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in forests & woodlands, mostly rather xeric & acid, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Chimaphila maculata   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Chimaphila maculata   FAMILY Pyrolaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-01-001:
Chimaphila maculata   FAMILY Ericaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Pipsissewa, Striped Wintergreen, Spotted Wintergreen


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_chma3_001_lvd

        

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Steve Marlow    snm079901_09

January    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

An acid soil indicator plant which grows at a pH of about 4.5, per Corneille Bryan Native Garden.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm21911_194

February    Spartanburg County    SC

Capsule subglobose, splitting on the sutures from the apex to the base, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Steve Marlow    snm160531_041

May    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

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Roxanna Martin    rlm6410_345

June    Spartanburg County    SC

The 5 petals are white or pinkish; the stigma is rounded and green, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm6610_349

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Five sepals united at base, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm6610_351

June    Spartanburg County    SC

10 stamens each with a pair of conspicuous tubular anthers, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_chimaphila_maculata_c

June        

Small clusters of nodding waxy flowers at the top of the plant, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Tim Spira    tps_cmaculalta5

June        

Leaves dark green with a whitish stripe down the middle, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm120702_378b

July    Greenville County    SC

Leaves widest near the base with large distant teeth along the margins, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Keith Bradley    kab_c_maculata_1073

July    Buncombe County    NC

North Carolina Arboretum

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Roxanna Martin    rlm7210_264

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Although the flowers nod, the fruit capsule is erect, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.