Pyrola chlorantha Sw.
Family: Ericaceae
green-flowered wintergreen,  more...
[Pyrola chlorantha var. convoluta Sw.,  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, 4"-10" tall forb
Leaves: mostly 1/3"-1" long, roundish, dull, often shorter than the stalk, nearly basal
Flowers: white, 5-parted, stalked, 1/3" long, petals often with green veins, sepals oval to triangular and broader than long; inflorescence long-stalked, usually with less than 10 flowers per cluster; blooms June-Aug.
Fruits: capsule opening from the bottom upward
Habitat: dry; woods
Conservation Status: Native
Pyrola chlorantha image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Pyrola chlorantha image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Pyrola chlorantha image
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