Plant ID help please

jessejmsMarch 11, 2008

This is in my woods. Its evergreen. Kind of looks like Vinca with reddish margins and waxy looking leaves.


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Looks like Chimaphila maculata, often called Pipsissewa or Spotted Wintergreen. Best left where found, as it requires a symbiotic relationship with a certain type of fungus, usually found in very acidic soil, making it difficult to transplant.

Here is a link that might be useful: Chimaphila maculata

    Bookmark   March 11, 2008 at 12:00PM
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I agree. It grows wild here and I also don't recommend trying to transplant. It has cute little white flowers. I can't remember what time of year, though. The leaves are minty when crushed.

Blue Ridge Mountain Girl

    Bookmark   March 12, 2008 at 12:24PM
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