Plant Identification Database:
Pyrolaceae (Wintergreen)
Order: Ericales; Class: Dicotyledonae

The plant data on this site are a record of Bob Ronnow's field observations
which vary in accuracy and change with experience. For accurate and complete
information please use the links provided for each plant species and family.

Plant Families
Glossary of Botanical Terms

CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
Pyrolaceae: LV: evergreen FL: 4-5 petals separate, 4-5 sepals separate, pendulous, perfect, ovary superior; FR: loculicidal capsule, round; ST: herb; EC: forest
Whorled; Basal; Evergreen White P: 4-5, separate; S: 4-5, separate White; Yellow; Red; Pink; Green; Brown Drooping perfect; S: few (<10); O: superior loculicidal capsule, round herb forest Pyrolaceae: LV: evergreen FL: 4-5 petals separate, 4-5 sepals separate, pendulous, perfect, ovary superior; FR: loculicidal capsule, round; ST: herb; EC: forest
Spotted wintergreen Chimaphila maculata Chimaphila Forest Spotted wintergreen Chimaphila maculata
Pipsissewa Chimaphila umbellata Chimaphila Forest Pipsissewa Chimaphila umbellata
Shinleaf Pyrola elliptica Pyrola Basal, Petiole short (<1/2 leaf length) Whole, Ovate Serrate A: Obtuse; B: Acute >1" 5 parts White Raceme, Drooping Summer Herb, <1', Erect Forest Shinleaf Pyrola elliptica
Lesser pyrola Pyrola minor Pyrola Basal Whole, Ovate A: Rounded; B: Rounded 5 parts White; Pink Raceme, Drooping Summer Herb, <1', Erect Forest Lesser pyrola Pyrola minor
Shinleaf Pyrola rotundifolia Pyrola Forest Shinleaf Pyrola rotundifolia
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION