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[Orthilia secunda subsp. obtusata (L.) House, more]
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
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 7, Wetland Indicator = FAC+ USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"