Photographer: Kitty Kohout
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"
|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|