Chimaphila umbellata (L.) Nutt. (Pyrolaceae)

Common Names
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 inch in size, flesh-colored, with violet pollen sacs.

Flowering Period
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.

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