Summer Wildflowers of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Chimaphila maculata (Spotted Wintergreen)
Flower colorwhite
Number of petals5
Petal fusionfree
Lea arrangementopposite
Leaf groupingsimple
Leaf marginstoothed
Leaf/leaflet shapeegg-shaped
Fruit typedry
Fruit colorbrown
Flowering datesJuly
Fruiting datesAug - Sept
HabitatDry, acid woods
DescriptionThis is an evergreen plant with a basal rosetteof leaves. The flowering stalk can be 6 - 8 inches tall and often has a few leaves. The leaves are thick, slightly serrate and have a broad white band along the veins. The flowers which face downward have conspicuous anthers. The round fruit is upright.
Habit photoPW
Flower photoKBS
Fruit photoKBS
Fruit photo 2KBS
Leaf photoTB