Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3300

Subshrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare in NC

Look for it in xeric to mesic woodlands and forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Basal rosette
Petioles 2-7cm long

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White to pinkish
Bisexual
5 sepals
5 petals
10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Pyrola americana   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pyrola americana   FAMILY Pyrolaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-02-001:
Pyrola rotundifolia var. americana   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Pyrola americana

 

COMMON NAME:
Rounded Shinleaf, Roundleaf Pyrola, American Wintergreen


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image of Pyrola americana, Rounded Shinleaf, Roundleaf Pyrola, American Wintergreen

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pyam_001_lvd