Pyrola asarifolla

Comprehensive Description

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Pyrola asarifolla Michx. Fl. Bor. Am. 1: 251. 1803,
Pyrola rotundifolia asarifoUa Hook. Fl. Bor. Am. 2: 46. 1834. Thelaia asarifoUa Alef. Linnaea 28: 54. 1856.
Perennial, with a slender creeping rootstock; stem above ground very short; petioles 2-7 cm. long; leaf-blades from suborbicular to rounded-reniform, usually cordate or subcordate at the base, 2-5 cm. long, 2-6 cm. wide, thick, dark-green and shining above, usually brownish or reddish beneath, crenulate, the veins not excurrent; scape with 1 or 2 scales, including the inflorescence 1-2.5 dm. long; bracts reddish, lanceolate, scarcely equaling the pedicels; pedicels about 4 mm. long; flowers 5-15; sepals ovate or ovate-lanceolate, about 3 mm. long and 2 mm. wide, widest just above the base; petals oval, pink or purple, about 5 mm. long; filaments dilated below; anthers 2-2.5 mm. long, mucronate at the distal end; style in flower 7-8 mm., in fruit 8-9 mm. long, thickened upwards; stigmas shorter than the width of the collar; fruit depressed-globose, 7-8 mm. thick.
Type locality: Not given.
Distribution: Bogs and wet woods from Nova Scotia to Massachusetts, South Dakota, New
bibliographic citation
John Kunkel Small, NathanieI Lord Britton, Per Axel Rydberg, LeRoy Abrams. 1914. ERICALES, CLETHRACEAE, LENNOACEAE, PTROLACEAE, MONOTROPACEAE, ERICACEAE, UVA-URSI. North American flora. vol 29(1). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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