Chimaphila umbellata (Pipsissewa)

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Chimphila Umbellata (Pipsissewa)This is a small evergeen, nearly herbaceous, perennial herb, with a creeping rhizome, from which spring several erect stems, woody at their base, and from four to eight inches high.  The leaves are from two to three inches long, on short petioles, and of dark- green color, paler below.  The flowers are of light-purple color and exhale a fragrant odor.  The pollen is white, and the fruit is an erect five-celled capsule.


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