1A North American plant of the wintergreen family, with whorled evergreen leaves.
- Chimaphila umbellata, family Pyrolaceae.
- Armed with a wildflower guidebook from the farm's library, I identify everything from pipsissewa to trailing arbutus.
- Common pipsissewa is found in dry, shady woods, especially in pine forests, from New Brunswick to British Columbia and south to Georgia, Mexico, and California.
Late 18th century: from Eastern Abnaki, literally 'flower of the woods'.
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