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Prince’s pine flowers, to my eye, are beautiful as well as interesting. The waxy, saucer-shaped blossoms of this wintergreen family member occur in loose clusters at the end of its stem. Lifted clear of the upper leaves, the inflorescence consists … Continue reading
It was interesting to learn that prince’s pine (Chimaphila umbellata), the subject of my last post, was a mycoheterotroph. Then as I delved further into this shrubby wildflower I discovered that prince’s pine, also known as pipsissewa, is a mixotroph. … Continue reading
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Chimaphila umbellata is commonly called prince’s pine. Pipsissewa is a second colloquial name for this plant and for C. menziesii, another similar-looking member of the same genus. Personally I call C. umbellata prince’s pine and C. menziesii pipsissewa to avoid … Continue reading