Chimaphila menziesii

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Chimaphila menziesii
Chimaphila menziesii-Oregon.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Chimaphila
Species: C. menziesii
Binomial name
Chimaphila menziesii
(R.Br. ex D. Don) Spreng.

Chimaphila menziesii, known by the common name little prince's pine, is a species of perennial wildflower in the heath family.

This plant is found scattered throughout the mountains of western North America where it grows in the understory of coniferous forests. It is native to the Western United States and Southwest Canada.[1]

Description[edit]

Chimaphila menziesii is a short flower with a slender reddish stem not exceeding 15 centimeters. The leaves are lance-shaped and a leathery rich green with light veins and tiny widely spaced teeth along the edges.

The inflorescence atop the stem produces hanging flowers on long stalks. Each flower is white to dark pink, with spreading petals around a thick center. A ring of stamens with large tubular anthers surrounds an ovary with a large buttonlike stigma. It is similar to, but smaller than, its relative the prince's pine, Chimaphila umbellata.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Plants Profile for Chimaphila menziesii (little prince's pine)". plants.usda.gov. Retrieved 2017-01-03. 

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