green-flowered wintergreen, shin-leaf
[Pyrola chlorantha var. convoluta Sw., more...]
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
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 7, Wetland Indicator = FACU 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"