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Pyrola americana (American wintergreen)
Vick, Albert F. W.

Pyrola americana

Pyrola americana Sweet

American wintergreen, Round-leaved pyrola, Roundleaf pyrola

Pyrolaceae (Wintergreen Family)

Synonym(s): Pyrola asarifolia ssp. americana, Pyrola obovata, Pyrola rotundifolia, Pyrola rotundifolia ssp. americana, Pyrola rotundifolia var. americana, Pyrola rotundifolia var. rotundifolia

USDA Symbol: pyam

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: CT , DC , DE , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SD , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NL , NS , PE

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.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Pyrola americana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Pyrola americana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Pyrola americana


Record Modified: 2010-09-26
Research By: TWC Staff

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