What is this plant?

Asked November 27, 2017, 10:49 PM EST

My daughter and boyfriend picked this for me on mt. Hood. Was wondering if you could tell me what it is and how to care for it.

Morrow County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for your plant identification question. We believe it is a pipsissewa, (or noble Prince's-pine) either a Chimaphila umbellata, described in this link or a Chimaphila menzies (the more common of the two) described here. Here is a link to an article about their care. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to write back. Good luck!