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Vick, Albert F. W.
Chimaphila umbellata (L.) W. Bart.
USDA Symbol: CHUM
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Pipsissewa is a member of the Wintergreen family (family Pyrolaceae), which consists of perennial herbs, with or without leaves, with flowers often dish-shaped, borne singly, in racemes, or in branched clusters.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
AK , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MT , NC , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OR , PA , RI , SD , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY Canada: NB
, QC USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Sandy
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2009-02-14
Research By: TWC Staff