Pyrola elliptica Nutt.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Pyrola elliptica Nutt.

  • Description

    Species Description - Lvs 3–7 cm, commonly longer than the petiole, broadly elliptic or oblong to somewhat obovate, subacute to rounded above, acute to rounded at base and always decurrent on the petiole; scapes 1.5–3 dm, often with more than 10 fls; sep triangular, about as broad as long, very shortly acuminate; pet 5–9 mm, white, ± veined with green; anther-tubes scarcely narrowed or differentiated from the pollen-sacs, prolonged only 0.2–0.3 mm and connivent; style declined. Dry upland woods; Nf. and Que. to Minn. and B.C., s. to Del., W.Va., and Io. June–Aug.

  • Common Names

    elliptic shinleaf