Pyrola americana

Common Names: Round-leaved pyrola, American wintergreen
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Heath family

A small herb rarely more than 4 cm tall, spreading by means of underground rhizomes. Leaves are round to egg-shaped, up to 8 cm long, usually dark green with whitish tissue along the veins. Flowers are white to pinkish. Fruit is a dry capsule about 4 mm across.

It grows in moist forests and is often found well into the winter.

Primary Flower Color: White
Secondary Flower Color: White
Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.