Moneses uniflora (L.) A.Gray  
Family: Ericaceae
one-flowered pyrola, one-flowered shin-leaf, one-flowered wood-nymph, single delight
[Moneses uniflora subsp. uniflora (L.) A.Gray, Pyrola uniflora L.]
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Christopher Noll  
Etymology: Moneses: from monos for "single" and esis for "delight" referring to pretty single flower
Plants: erect, perennial, 1"-5" tall, delicate forb
Leaves: roundish, usually finely toothed, in sets of 1-4 opposite leaves near the base of the stem
Flowers: white, 5-parted, 1/2"-3/4" wide, fragrant; solitary, terminal, nodding, long stalked; blooms July-Aug.
Fruits: capsule opening from the top downward
Habitat: damp to wet; forests, bogs
Common Name: one-flowered pyrola, one-flowered shin-leaf, one-flowered wood-nymph, single delight
Conservation Status: Native
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Theodore S. Cochrane  
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Christopher Noll  
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Christopher Noll  
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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