Pipsissewa, Prince’s Pine

Chimaphyla umbellata

Chimaphile à ombelles

Pipsissewa is a small perennial flowering plant found in a wide variety of soils and soil moisture regimes, but normally in dry woodlands, or sandy soils. It is native throughout the cool temperate. Pipsissewa was widely used in Indigenous botanical medicine. Bioassays demonstrate its antifungal and antioxidant properties.

Pipsissewa is a fire-sensitive species that is very susceptible to damage. It’s growth rate is slow.


Its natural habitat is, Dry woods.


Companion plant suggestions include sugar pine

It is happiest in Sandy or Rocky soil on well-drained sites