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Spotted Wintergreen Plant

The spotted wintergreen is a low-growing plant in the wild. The leaves are forest green, with creamy white stripes cutting across their leaves. The plant performs well in the wild but can also be planted in gardens. Because of its medicinal nature, the plant is a protected species in some parts of the United States. Before gathering the plant in the wild, you must conduct prior research to know what the laws recommend about the plant. Planting the Spotted wintergreen is easy because you only need to dig the rhizomes carefully from the rest of the colony and transplant them into your garden.

2 Types of Wintergreen

It is important to note that two different types of wintergreen are often confused as one: spotted wintergreen and wintergreen. Spotted wintergreen is recognized because of the herbal value it adds to humans. The plant grows well in native North America and stretches across the Canadian border into Florida and some parts of the Mississippi River. Leaves characterize the plant with a slightly wide appearance with serrated margins.

Spotted wintergreen grows between 3 to 6 inches high when mature. Spotted wintergreen produces flowers during spring and early summer. They are produced from the stalks that blossom during the spring season. When transferring the plant to a new location, it is highly recommended to consider digging it up with some compound of its surrounding soil because that will increase the chances of survival.

Wintergreen Plants Growth Pattern

Scientific research indicates that the plant's rooting system works as mycorrhiza associations, and the plant tends to keep the existing soil conditions to grow. Protecting the plant requires you to avoid invasive plants because the plant is vulnerable to tall growing plants. Spotted wintergreen, also known as Pipsissewa, is perfect for woodland cover and ground cover and will leave your garden looking great. The leaves can be harvested and dried because they are edible, producing a crispy texture and refreshing taste. Its herbal nature makes it essential in brewing tea, and natives have used it for many years. When growing the plant, ensure your soil is relatively moist because the plant cannot survive in dry soil.

The Spotted Wintergreen plant is known to survive for many years in the wild with little human attention