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Moneses uniflora (L.) A. Gray
Single delight, Shy Maiden, Wood Nymph, St. Olaf's Candlestick, One-flowered Wintergreen
Pyrolaceae (Wintergreen Family)
Synonym(s): Moneses uniflora ssp. reticulata, Moneses uniflora var. reticulata, Pyrola uniflora
USDA Symbol: MOUN2
A little plant topped with 1 nodding, white or pale pink, saucer-shaped flower.
This species also occurs in Eurasia. Moneses, from the Greek words monos (single) and hesis (delight), refers to the single pretty flower.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
, WY Canada: NB
, QC Native Distribution:
Alaska south and east to eastern Canada, and south throughout western mountains to northern California, Arizona, and New Mexico; also in northeastern United States. Native Habitat:
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2010-07-05
Research By: TWC Staff