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Chimaphila umbellata

 

Common Pipsissewa

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderEricalesTea, persimmon, blueberry, Brazil nut, azalea, many others
FamilyPyrolaceaeIncludes at least Chimaphila, Moneses, Orthilia, and Pyrola, and sometimes several genera usually placed in the family Monotropaceae
GenusChimaphilaFrom the Greek cheima, “winter weather,” and phelein, “to love,” from its evergreen habit and referring to one of the common names, wintergreen aka pipsissiwa or prince’s pine
Speciesumbellata

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Chimaphila umbellata description by Thomas H. Kent, not updated.

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Chimaphila umbellata (Common Pipsissewa)

7/3/2015 · Squanacook River Wildlife Area, Townsend, MA
≈ 4½ × 4" (11 × 11 cm)

Chimaphila umbellata (Common Pipsissewa)

7/3/2015 · Squanacook River Wildlife Area, Townsend, MA
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 16 cm)