Striped Wintergreen

Striped Wintergreen, Chimaphila maculata, also known as Spotted Pipsissewa, is a member of the pyrola family. A perennial that attains 4-10 inches in height, spotted wintergreen can be found in colonies among the leaf litter any time of the year. The buds are relatively long-lasting and produce a nodding flower in the summertime.

The white midribs of the whorled leaves of Striped Wintergreen make it a distinctive plant.
The white midribs of the whorled leaves of Striped Wintergreen make it a distinctive plant.
Sometime in July look for pictures of the blooming flowers.

5 thoughts on “Striped Wintergreen

  1. I saw this in Shark River park in NJ in early summer this year. I knew of wintergreen but not this kind! Thanks.

  2. Hey Andrew,

    I’m wondering if you got to see the Striped Wintergreen blooming since you were there in the summer. It’s a unique looking little plant, isn’t it?

    Thanks for letting us know!

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