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Orthilia secunda (Linnaeus) House. Sidebells, One-sided Shinleaf, One-sided Pyrola. Phen: Jun-Jul; Jul-Sep. Hab: Forests under Pinus virginiana, other dry, oak, pine, or oak-pine forests Dist: Circumboreal, in North America south to VA, IN, IA, NE, NM, AZ, and CA; disjunct in Mexico and Guatemala.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = FNA8, Il, K1, K3, K4, Meso4.1, Mex, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, Va, Luteyn et al (1996); = Pyrola secunda L. – C, G, GrPl, Tat, W; > Pyrola secunda L. var. obtusata Turcz. – F; > Pyrola secunda L. var. secunda – F

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
  • Great Plains: FACU
  • Midwest: FAC
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FAC

Heliophily: 2

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