Pyrola americana

ClassificationDicots
FamilyEricaceae
Family (Traditional)Ericaceae
GenusPyrola
Species:Pyrola americana Sweet
Common NameAmerican Wintergreen
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Evergreen; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 5; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Number: 5; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Parietal; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 10
C value 8
StatusNative; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[S2] KY[SX] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Carter (TN), Johnson (TN), Sullivan (TN), Unicoi (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ETSU, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 2013 - 2015

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
N/A Johnson Tennessee 17 Aug 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Pyrola americana
N/A Johnson Tennessee Frosty Levy
ETSU
Pyrola americana
N/A Carter Tennessee Frosty Levy
ETSU
Pyrola americana
ETSU007245 Unicoi Tennessee 15 Jul 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Pyrola americana
N/A Carter Tennessee 21 May 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Pyrola americana
TENN-V-0165501 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Pyrola americana
TENN-V-0165500 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Pyrola americana
TENN-V-0165499 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Pyrola americana
ETSU031101 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Pyrola americana
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Plant Photos

Pyrola americana - Tara Littlefield
Pyrola americana - Tara Littlefield
Pyrola americana - Tara Littlefield
Pyrola americana - Tara Littlefield
Pyrola americana - Tara Littlefield
Pyrola americana - Tara Littlefield
Pyrola americana - Tara Littlefield
Pyrola americana - Tara Littlefield