Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Pyrola minor L. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Matt Bushman

Matt Bushman

Matt Bushman
Family Pyrolaceae
Pyrola minor L.
lesser wintergreen, little shin-leaf, small 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
minor: smaller, lesser (see major)
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Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Endangered
Plant: erect, perennial, 2"-6" tall forb
Flower: 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
Fruit:capsule opening from the bottom upward
Leaf:1"- 1 1/2" long, elliptical to roundish, dull, nearly basal
Habitat: moist; tamarack swamps
(Glossary)

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Flora of North America (off site)
Synonyms 
Braxilia minor (L.) House
Erxlebenia minor (L.) Rydb.
Pyrola minor L. var. parviflora B.Boivin

         
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