Pyrola asarifolia
Family: Ericaceae
liver-leaf wintergreen,  more...
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Etymology: Pyrola: pear-like, from the Latin diminutive of Pyrus, meaning "pear," for the pear-like leaf shape, and a genus commonly called shinleaf or wintergreen
Plants: erect, perennial, 6"-12" tall forb
Leaves: mostly 1"-2 1/3" long, roundish, nearly basal, slightly heart-shaped at the base
Flowers: pink to pale purple, 5-parted, stalked, petals 1/4" long; sepals obviously longer than wide, triangular, overlapping at the base; inflorescence a cluster of nodding flowers on a long stalk usually with 1-3 scale-like leaves; blooms July-Aug.
Fruits: capsule opening from the bottom upward
Habitat: moist; woods, bogs
Conservation Status: Native
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Derek Anderson  
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Arthur Meeks  
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Derek Anderson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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