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Pyrola elliptica

Pyrola elliptica Nutt.

Pyrola, Shinleaf, Common Shinleaf

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderEricalesTea, persimmon, blueberry, Brazil nut, azalea, many others
FamilyPyrolaceaeIncludes at least Chimaphila, Moneses, Orthilia, and Pyrola, and sometimes several genera usually placed in the family Monotropaceae
GenusPyrolaPear-like, from the Latin diminutive of Pyrus, meaning “pear,” for the pear-like leaf shape, and a genus commonly called shinleaf or wintergreen
SpeciesellipticaElliptical, about twice as long as wide

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Pyrola elliptica (Pyrola, Shinleaf, Common Shinleaf)

5/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 7 × 5" (17 × 12 cm) ID is uncertain

Pyrola elliptica (Pyrola, Shinleaf, Common Shinleaf)

5/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 9 × 8" (23 × 20 cm) ID is uncertain

Pyrola elliptica description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 14 May 2016.

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Pyrola elliptica (Pyrola, Shinleaf, Common Shinleaf)

7/15/2012 · Fort Point State Park, Stockton Springs, ME
≈ 5 × 6" (13 × 15 cm) ID is uncertain

Pyrola elliptica (Pyrola, Shinleaf, Common Shinleaf)

7/15/2012 · Fort Point State Park, Stockton Springs, ME
≈ 5 × 6" (13 × 15 cm) ID is uncertain

Pyrola elliptica (Pyrola, Shinleaf, Common Shinleaf)

5/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 17 × 12" (44 × 29 cm) ID is uncertain

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