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  Pyrola rotundifolia L. subsp. americana (Sweet) R.T.Clausen image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

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Kenneth J. Sytsma

Kurt Stüber
Family Pyrolaceae
Pyrola rotundifolia L. subsp. americana (Sweet) R.T.Clausen
round-leaved 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
rotundifolia: Latin for "round leaves"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 6"-12" tall forb
Flower: white, 5-parted, stalked, 1/3" long, sepals oblong and nearly twice as long as wide; inflorescence a long-stalked cluster of nodding flowers often with 1 or 2 scale-like leaves; blooms July-Aug.
Fruit:capsule opening from the bottom upward
Leaf:1"-2 3/4" long, mostly widely elliptical to roundish, firm, shiny, nearly basal
Habitat: moist to dry; woods, bogs

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Pyrola americana Sweet
Pyrola asarifolia Michx. subsp. americana (Sweet) Krisa
Pyrola obovata Bertol.
Pyrola rotundifolia L. var. americana (Sweet) Fernald

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