Chimaphila maculata from Lorrie in South Carolina

I noticed this plant when it was blooming in early June. I didnt snap a picture at the time, but included one taken July 10th. It is growing under Longleaf pines, dappled shade, sandy soil. I live in the Sandhills of South Carolina approximately 4
5 miles from Peachtree reserve.

Hi Lorrie,

your plant is called spotted wintergreen, Chimaphila maculata. It is common in rather barren soils like those in upland pinelands. It is a tough native plant very well adapted to acidic soils.


Dr. Steven Hill, Botanist, SCNPS

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