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Connecticut Plants
Round-leaved Pyrola
Pyrola americana Sweet
  • Synonyms: Pyrola rotundifolia
  • Family: heath (Ericaceae)
  • Habitat: woods, bogs
  • Height: 6-15 inches
  • Flower size: 1/4 inch across
  • Flower color: white
  • Flowering time: June to August
  • Origin: native
Pyrola americana Sweet
Pyrola americana Sweet
Pyrola americana Sweet

Round-leaved pyrola is easily confused with the related plant shinleaf, but the leaves are distinctive. Round-leaved pyrola has rounder, shinier leaves, often with pale green veins.