Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Pyrola asarifolia Michx. subsp. asarifolia image
Photographer: Arthur Meeks           

Botanical Illustration

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Pyrolaceae
Pyrola asarifolia Michx. subsp. asarifolia
liver-leaf wintergreen, pink shin-leaf
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
asarifolia: with leaves like Asarum
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 6"-12" tall forb
Flower: 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.
Fruit:capsule opening from the bottom upward
Leaf:mostly 1"-2 1/3" long, roundish, nearly basal, slightly heart-shaped at the base
Habitat: moist; woods, bogs

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Flora of North America (off site)
Pyrola asarifolia Michx. var. asarifolia
Pyrola asarifolia Michx. var. incarnata (DC.) Fernald
Pyrola asarifolia Michx. var. ovata Farw.
Pyrola asarifolia Michx. var. purpurea (Bunge) Fernald
Pyrola californica Krisa
Pyrola elata Nutt.
Pyrola rotundifolia L. subsp. asarifolia (Michx.) A.Löve & D.Löve
Pyrola rotundifolia L. var. incarnata DC.
Pyrola rotundifolia L. var. purpurea Bunge
Pyrola uliginosa Torr. & A.Gray ex Torr.
Pyrola uliginosa Torr. & A.Gray ex Torr. var. gracilis Jenn.

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