Striped Wintergreen

Striped Wintergreen in bloom

Here’s a confusing naming: This low woodland plant goes by two names; Striped Wintergreen–which makes sense–and Spotted Wintergreen–which makes no sense. We’ll go with Striped…or as Ms. Flora prefers, Chimaphila maculata.

It’s always hard to tell from photos, so I’ll just tell you this plant is shorter than a squirrel–about 4 inches high. it’s evergreen, so you might notice it more in the fall and spring.

Right now it’s blooming, and the tiny flowers are quite pretty.

Close up of Striped Wintergreen blooms

Get down on your bellies and enjoy them!

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One thought on “Striped Wintergreen

  1. Ooh, I wonder if they grow at our local arboretum. The place has a lovely wooded garden with benches and trails.

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