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Prince's Pine - Chimaphila umbellata
Other Names:  Common Pipsissewa

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Stems to 30 cm, greenish, occasionally branched. Leaves widest above their midlength, dark green, glossy, apex rounded to weakly pointed. Flowers 3 to several, pedicel with a persistent linear bract; sepals oval; petals pinkish; anthers yellow. Capsule ca. 6 mm broad (Stickney in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range

Range Comments
Widespread in temperate and boreal regions of North America, Eurasia, and Japan; Chimaphila umbellata grows from Alaska east to Maine and Newfoundland, south to Guatemala and Georgia, with isolated populations occurring in the mountains of Mexico and Guatemala and on the island of Hispaniola.

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 909

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Prince's Pine — Chimaphila umbellata.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from