• Authority

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

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  • Description

    Genus Description - Pet 5; filaments slender, slightly widened near the base; anthers subapically attached, the pollen-sacs narrowed above the filament and each with an apical pore; ovary subglobose, concave at the top; style well developed; stigma peltate, with 5 erect marginal lobes; capsule subglobose, opening from the top down; delicate perennial from slender creeping roots, with 1–4 sets of deciduous, opposite or ternate lvs near the base; fls white, solitary, terminal, nodding, long-peduncled. Monospecific.

  • Common Names

    one-flowered shinleaf