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Plant ID help please

Posted by jessejms 5 (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 11, 08 at 11:08

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

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RE: Plant ID help please

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

RE: Plant ID help please

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

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