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.
Sometime in July look for pictures of the blooming flowers.