Spotted wintergreen from Valerie in SC

Discovered in January 2012 with foliage/green leaves only. Current picture was taken on June 18, 2014. It looks as though it may have buds about to open or white berries; leaves with white striping. Located in shady, dry area and normally undisturbed. Found in Eastover, SC in Richland County.


Hi Valerie,

this is Chimaphila maculata, the spotted wintergreen, a rather common perennial that actually likes dry pine woods and pine plantings in the upstate and elsewhere.  It is evergreen.  Those are buds about to open, because the fruit is a dry capsule.

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Dr. Steven R. Hill, Botanist, SCNPS


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