Pipisissewa is a beautiful and distinct wildflower found on the forest floor not to mention a fun name to say. With its long stem and single umbrella shaped flower it is hard to miss while hiking through the woods and native to much of cool temperate forest across the northern hemisphere. A member of the wintergreen family Pipsissewa has green leaves year-round, it receives a significant portion of its nutrition from fungi in the soil.
Pipsissewa, as much fun to observe as it is to say and wonderful companion on any forested walk.
6 thoughts on “Pipsissewa:Chimaphila umbellata”
That post title was a mouthful.
Hi Jim, a mouthful for certain but oh so fun to say.
I think this one wins for “hardest name to pronounce.” 😉
Hi Kit, Pipsissewa is a lounge twister for sure yet so much fun to say. Hop you have a fine weekend.
Such lovely flowers to photograph
Hi and thanks for the feedback. they are wonderful little flowers to photograph for sure.
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