Summer Wildflowers of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Pyrola elliptica (Round-leaved Pyrola)
Flower colorwhite
Number of petals5
Petal fusionfree
Lea arrangementbasal
Leaf groupingsimple
Leaf marginsentire
Leaf/leaflet shapeoblong
Fruit typedry
Fruit colorbrown
Flowering datesJuly
HabitatMoist woods
LocalityLower slopes throughout
DescriptionThis is one of several species of Pyrola in the Range that have a basal rosette of green leaves. The leaves of this species are thin, light green and elliptical or blocky in shape. Flowers are produced in short stalks on a single flowering stalk. Pyrola rotundifolia has thicker, rounder leaves and its flowering stalk has a few bracts on it. .
Habit photoAT
Flower photoKBS