Orthilia secunda (L.) House  
Family: Ericaceae
one-sided shin-leaf, one-sided wintergreen
[Orthilia secunda subsp. obtusata (L.) House, Orthilia secunda var. obtusata (L.) House, Pyrola secunda L., Pyrola secunda subsp. obtusata L., Pyrola secunda var. obtusata L., Ramischia elatior (Lange) Rydb., Ramischia secunda (L.) Garcke]
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Robert W. Freckmann  
Etymology: Orthilia: Greek for "straight spiral," referring to a one-sided floral arrangement
Plants: erect, perennial, 4"-8" tall forb
Leaves: elliptical to roundish, often in separated clusters
Flowers: white to greenish, 5-parted, stalked, petals 1/3" long, style protruding with age; inflorescence a crowded cluster of flowers along only one side of the long stalk; blooms June-July
Fruits: capsule opening from the bottom upward
Habitat: moist to moderate moisture; forests, bogs
Conservation Status: Native
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Christopher Noll  
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Flora.cyberia  
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