Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Moneses uniflora (L.) A.Gray subsp. uniflora image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           

Botanical Illustration

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann

Janice Stiefel

Theodore S. Cochrane
Family Pyrolaceae
Moneses uniflora (L.) A.Gray subsp. uniflora
one-flowered pyrola, one-flowered shin-leaf, one-flowered wood-nymph, single delight
Moneses: from monos for "single" and esis for "delight" referring to pretty single flower
uniflora: Latin for "one-flowered"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1"-5" tall, delicate forb
Flower: white, 5-parted, 1/2"-3/4" wide, fragrant; solitary, terminal, nodding, long stalked; blooms July-Aug.
Fruit:capsule opening from the top downward
Leaf:roundish, usually finely toothed, in sets of 1-4 opposite leaves near the base of the stem
Habitat: damp to wet; forests, bogs

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