Galax urceolata (Poir.) Brummitt
Family: Diapensiaceae
beetleweed
[Pyrola urceolata Poir.]
Galax urceolata image
from USDA Plants website  
Etymology: Galax: Greek gala for "milk"
Plants: perennial forb, 6"-9" tall; from creeping rhizomes
Leaves: leathery, evergreen, shiny, basal, 5 inches wide, rounded with a heart-shaped base; turns reddish in the fall
Flowers: white, 5-parted, 1/8" wide; inflorescence a spike-like scape; blooms late spring to early summer
Fruits: capsule
Habitat: partial to full shade
Conservation Status: Introduced - locally established
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