Crossing the Laughing Brook
I know that last plant as Striped Pipsissewa (Chimaphila maculata). The edible Eastern Spicy-wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) is often called simply Wintergreen or Teaberry and is also flowering in New England right now.--Joshhttp://joshfecteau.com
Thanks, Josh. "Striped wintergreen" is how I know it, but you're right, it is probably confusing (particularly as it is not the source of the "wintergreen" flavor folks are familiar with).
You've got to love common names. In the New England Wild Flower Society's Flora Novae Angliae (2011), Arthur Haines calls the plant Spotted Prince's-pine. Who can keep it all straight?
Yes! Bird folks have a better handle on this thanks to organizations such as the AOU. When the Common Moorhen suddenly becomes the Common Gallinule everyone jumps! (Though internationally suddenly things get tricky again).
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