What plant is that?


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 Striped Pipsissewa  Striped pipsissewa blossomsStriped Pipsissewa close-up
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The mystery plant for March has evergreen leaves and white 5-petaled flowers. The dark green leaves are usually whorled, slightly toothed along the
margins and mottled with white along the veins giving the leaves a striped appearance.  The 5-petaled white flowers which are fragrant grow in a cluster at the end of the stem.  The fruit is in the form of a capsule.  This plant can be found in dry, open woodsand blooms from early June to July.

It’s. . .

Botanical Name:
 
Chimaphila maculata
Common Name:
  Spotted Pipsissewa, Wintergreen
Family:
  Pyrolaceae (Pyrola Family)
Habitat:
  Dry, open woods

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