Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Pyrola elliptica Nutt. image
Photographer: Christopher Noll           

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Caroline A. Creevey

Derek Anderson

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Robert Bierman

Robert W. Freckmann

Janice Stiefel
Family Pyrolaceae
Pyrola elliptica Nutt.
elliptic shin-leaf, large-leaved shin-leaf, wax-flower 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
elliptica: elliptical, about twice as long as wide
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 6"-12" tall forb
Flower: white, 5-parted, stalked, 1/4"-1/3" long, petals often with green veins, sepals triangular and about the same or slightly wider than long, styles protruding; inflorescence on a long stalk often with more than 10 flowers per cluster; blooms June-Aug.
Fruit:capsule opening from the bottom upward
Leaf:1"-2 3/4" long, oblong, shiny, blade usually longer than the stalk, nearly basal
Habitat: dry; woods, forests
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Pyrola compacta Jenn.

         
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