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White Wintergreen - Pyrola elliptica
Other Names:  Shinleaf


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 5

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General Description
Leaves to 7 cm long; blades to ca. 4 cm long, ovate, widest at about midlength, apex rounded, base rounded to obtuse, margin mostly entire; petioles shorter to ca. as long as the blades. Flowering stems to 25 cm; racemes 4–6 cm long, 8- to 14-flowered. Flowers: petals white with purple veins. Capsules ca. 5 mm broad (Stickney in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
BC to NF south to AZ, NM, NE, IA, IL, IN, OH, NC, ME and NS (Stickney in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Riparian forests, wet to moist, open sites; valleys to lower montane (Stickney in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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