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Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn
Moneses uniflora (L.) Gray
Single delight, Shy Maiden, Wood Nymph, St. Olaf's Candlestick, One-flowered Wintergreen
Synonyms: Moneses uniflora ssp. reticulata
USDA Symbol: MOUN2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
AK , AZ , CA , CO , CT , ID , MA , ME , MI , MN , MT , NH , NM , NV , NY , OH , OR , PA , RI , SD , UT , VT , WA , WI , 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:
Coniferous forests. USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
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Record Modified: 2010-07-05
Research By: TWC Staff