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  Pyrola chlorantha Sw. image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Pyrolaceae
Pyrola chlorantha Sw.
green-flowered wintergreen, 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
chlorantha: chloros for "green;" acantha for "spikes"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-10" tall forb
Flower: 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.
Fruit:capsule opening from the bottom upward
Leaf:mostly 1/3"-1" long, roundish, dull, often shorter than the stalk, nearly basal
Habitat: dry; woods

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Flora of North America (off site)
Pyrola chlorantha Sw. var. convoluta (W.P.C.Barton) Fernald
Pyrola chlorantha Sw. var. paucifolia Fernald
Pyrola chlorantha Sw. var. revoluta Jenn.
Pyrola chlorantha Sw. var. saximontana Fernald
Pyrola convoluta W.P.C.Barton
Pyrola virens Schweigg.
Pyrola virens Schweigg. f. paucifolia (Fernald) Fernald
Pyrola virens Schweigg. var. convoluta (W.P.C.Barton) Fernald
Pyrola virens Schweigg. var. saximontana (Fernald) Fernald
Pyrola virens Schweigg. var. virens

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