* Leaves broad, tapering, deeply toothed, with a variegated whitish
pattern on midribs, 1-3". Arranged in whorls on
* Flowers waxy white or pink, nodding.
* Fruits red, dry capsules.
* Height: 4-10".
* Flowers June - August.
* Habitat: Forest floors.
* Range: Michigan, Ontario, Maine south.
* "This plant is in high esteem for its medicinal qualities among the
natives; they call it Sip-si-sewa. I have myself been witness
of a successful cure made y a decoction of this plant, in a very severe
case of hysteria. It is a plant eminently deserving the attentions of
-Frederick Pursh, 1814