Spotted Wintergreen (Spotted Pipsissewa, Striped Wintergreen)
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
Photographed in Burlington County, New Jersey in late June.
In winter, the leaves have a dark, purplish color.