07.09.2019 Noble Prince’s-pine

Really pretty native plant to Eastern North America.

Stephen Gingold Nature Photography Blog

Also known as Pippsissewa, Noble Prince’s-pine-Chimaphila umbellata, has a very unique flower. Native Americans had many uses, both medicinal and as food, for this curious flowering woodland plant.

One of the more recognizable uses, especially before chemical additives, was  for root beer flavoring.  It’s also used in salves and herbal tea.

The above image is a 2-shot stack for increased depth of field .  The light was direct sun and the background is my shadow.

Pipsissewa is native in most of the United States.  These were found in the Federated Women’s Clubs State Forest in Petersham, North Quabbin, MA.

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