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Connecticut Plants
Spotted Wintergreen (Spotted Pipsissewa, Striped Wintergreen)
Chimaphila maculata (L.) Pursh

Spotted wintergreen is immediately recognizable by its leaves with a broad light-green stripe down the middle. The leaves are evergreen.

  • Family: heath (Ericaceae)
  • Habitat: dry woods
  • Height: 4-10 inches
  • Flower size: 3/4 inch across
  • Flower color: white or pink
  • Flowering time: June to August
  • Origin: native
Chimaphila maculata (L.) Pursh

Photographed in Burlington County, New Jersey in late June.

Chimaphila maculata (L.) Pursh
Chimaphila maculata (L.) Pursh
Chimaphila maculata (L.) Pursh

In winter, the leaves have a dark, purplish color.