Chimaphila maculata (Linnaeus) Pursh. Pipsissewa, Striped Wintergreen, Rat's Bane. Phen: May-Jul; Jul-Oct. Hab: Forests and woodlands, mostly rather xeric and acid. Dist: ME west to MI, south to GA, FL Panhandle, and AL. Apparently introduced in pine plantations in s. IL (P. Marcum, pers.comm. 2022).
ID notes: A dwarf shrub (with woody stem) and evergreen leaves with broad whitish blazes along
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Syn: = C, F, Fl5, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Va, W, WH3, Luteyn et al (1996); < Chimaphila maculata (L.) Pursh – FNA8, Meso4.1