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Pyrola grandiflora (Large-flowered wintergreen)
Weyand, Phyllis

Pyrola grandiflora

Pyrola grandiflora Radius

Large-flowered Wintergreen

Pyrolaceae (Shinleaf Family)

Synonym(s): Pyrola borealis, Pyrola canadensis, Pyrola gormanii, Pyrola grandiflora var. canadensis, Pyrola grandiflora var. gormanii, Pyrola occidentalis

USDA Symbol: pygr

USDA Native Status: AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N)

Many authorities show this genus to now belong in the Ericaceae family.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 10 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


Canada: AB , BC , MB , NL , NT , NU , ON , QC , SK , YT

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC
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.

Web Reference

Webref 61 - Alaska Wildflowers (2020)
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-05-03
Research By: TWC Staff

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