Chimaphila maculata

Scientific Name: Chimaphila maculata
Common Name: striped prince's-pine
Global Conservation Status: G5 - Secure

Dark green leaves with a stripe down the middle, and an upright slender flower stalk with one to a few white flowers help identify this small forest plant.
Photographer: Matt Jones, CC BY-NC-SA

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Known variously as striped prince's-pine, striped pipsissewa and spotted wintergreen, this is a small, dark evergreen, waxy-leaved plant with a white stripe down the middle of each leaf. Native Americans made tea from this plant, and used crushed leaves for treating the sick and dressing sores and wounds.