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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
SpeciesumbellataRefers to the arrangement of the flowers which arise in a head from a central point, i.e. bearing an umbel

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Chimaphila umbellata description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 11 Oct 2018.

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Chimaphila umbellata (Common Pipsissewa)

8/23/2012 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton, Groton, MA
≈ 10 × 8" (25 × 19 cm)

Chimaphila umbellata (Common Pipsissewa)

7/2/2017 · Wildlife Pond, Beaver Brook Conservation Area, Hollis, NH
≈ 6 × 4" (14 × 10 cm)

Chimaphila umbellata (Common Pipsissewa)

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

Chimaphila umbellata (Common Pipsissewa)

8/23/2012 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton, Groton, MA
≈ 6 × 7" (16 × 18 cm)

Chimaphila umbellata (Common Pipsissewa)

8/23/2012 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton, Groton, MA
≈ 5 × 4½" (12 × 12 cm)

Chimaphila umbellata (Common Pipsissewa)

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

Chimaphila umbellata (Common Pipsissewa)

7/2/2017 · Wildlife Pond, Beaver Brook Conservation Area, Hollis, NH
≈ 3½ × 4" (9.4 × 10 cm)