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White Wintergreen - Pyrola elliptica
Other Names:  Shinleaf

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Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4
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 et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range

Year-round
 


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

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 10

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

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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