Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


317

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

 

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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