Chimaphila maculata

Striped Wintergreen

Names and Myths

Chimaphila Greek cheima Winter and philos friend. Leaves persist throughout the winter.

maculata spotted. Pipsissewa From the Cree pipisisikweu to break into small pieces - used to break down kidney and gallstones.1

Natural history / Folklore

Leaves can be made into a tea, and the roots can be used in root beer.32


June - August Dark green toothed leaves with white stripe down center. White fragrant flowers. Dry Woods

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