Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

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Family Pyrolaceae
Orthilia secunda (L.) House
one-sided shin-leaf, one-sided wintergreen
Orthilia: Greek for "straight spiral," referring to a one-sided floral arrangement
secunda: secundus for "second, following;" side-flowering
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-8" tall forb
Flower: white to greenish, 5-parted, stalked, petals 1/3" long, style protruding with age; inflorescence a crowded cluster of flowers along only one side of the long stalk; blooms June-July
Fruit:capsule opening from the bottom upward
Leaf:elliptical to roundish, often in separated clusters
Habitat: moist to moderate moisture; forests, bogs

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Orthilia secunda (L.) House subsp. obtusata (Turcz.) B÷cher
Orthilia secunda (L.) House var. obtusata (Turcz.) House
Pyrola secunda L.
Pyrola secunda L. subsp. obtusata (Turcz.) HultÚn
Pyrola secunda L. var. obtusata Turcz.
Pyrola secunda L. var. secunda
Ramischia elatior Rydb.
Ramischia secunda (L.) Garcke

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