Chickweed-wintergreen is a perennial herbaceous plant that grows at herbaceous layer of the forest. Its recognizable features are the white flowers and the whorl of leaves growing in the middle of the stem. In Finland, Chickweed-wintergreen blooms in May-July.
Chickweed-wintergreen thrives best in mesic heath forests but is also found in sub-xeric heath forests, pine mires and wooded meadows. Its range covers northern and central Europe and stretches through Russia and Siberia.
The plain beauty of Chickweed wintergreen’s flowers has inspired poets and artists. Formerly it was also known as ‘the flower of seven stars’ due to the seven petals of its flower.
As Chickweed wintergreen is a common forest species and flourishes at many different sites, it requires no conservation measures to secure its occurrence.
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