Pyrola minor L.
Family: Ericaceae
lesser wintergreen, little shin-leaf, small shin-leaf
[Braxilia minor (L.) House,  more...]
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Pyrola minor image
Matt Bushman  
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, 2"-6" tall forb
Leaves: 1"- 1 1/2" long, elliptical to roundish, dull, nearly basal
Flowers: white, 5-parted, stalked, 1/5" long, sepals triangular and about the same or slightly wider than long; straight styles not protruding; inflorescence a long-stalked, loose cluster of more than 10 nodding flowers
Fruits: capsule opening from the bottom upward
Habitat: moist; tamarack swamps
Conservation Status: Endangered
Pyrola minor image
Matt Bushman  
Pyrola minor image
Matt Bushman  
Pyrola minor image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Pyrola minor image
Matt Bushman  
Pyrola minor image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Pyrola minor image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Pyrola minor image
Botanical Illustration  
Pyrola minor image
Botanical Illustration  
Pyrola minor image
Botanical Illustration