one-flowered pyrola, one-flowered shin-leaf, one-flowered wood-nymph, single delight
[Moneses uniflora subsp. uniflora (L.) A.Gray, more...]
Etymology: Moneses: from monos for "single" and esis for "delight" referring to pretty single flower
Plants: erect, perennial, 1"-5" tall, delicate forb
Leaves: roundish, usually finely toothed, in sets of 1-4 opposite leaves near the base of the stem
Flowers: white, 5-parted, 1/2"-3/4" wide, fragrant; solitary, terminal, nodding, long stalked; blooms July-Aug.
Fruits: capsule opening from the top downward
Habitat: damp to wet; forests, bogs
Common Name: one-flowered pyrola, one-flowered shin-leaf, one-flowered wood-nymph, single delight
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 9, Wetland Indicator = FAC USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"