Common pipsissewa, bitter wintergreen, fragrant wintergreen, ground holly, king's cure, love-in-winter, noble pine, pine tulip, pipsissewa, prince's pine, princess pine, pyrole, rheumatism weed, waxflower, wintergreen.
An evergreen perennial that grows to 10 inches in height. Leaves are dark green, blunt-toothed, and wedge-shaped. Flowers are about ½ inch in size, flesh-colored, with violet pollen sacs.
May to June.
Coniferous and hardwood forests, and acid woodlands.
Leaves and herbs in late summer or early fall.
The dried leaves are reportedly used as a diuretic, astringent, tonic, and antirheumatic.