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Pyrola chlorantha Sw.
greenflowered wintergreen

General Information
Symbol: PYCH
Group: Dicot
Family: Pyrolaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Subshrub
Native Status: CAN   N
L48   N
AK   N
Data Source and Documentation
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM   


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Symbol Scientific Name
PYCO3 Pyrola convoluta W.P.C. Barton
PYCHC Pyrola chlorantha Sw. var. convoluta (W. Bartram) Fernald
PYVI3 Pyrola virens Schreb.
PYOX Pyrola oxypetala Austin ex A. Gray
PYCHR Pyrola chlorantha Sw. var. revoluta Jennings
PYCHP Pyrola chlorantha Sw. var. paucifolia Fernald
PYVIC Pyrola virens Schreb. var. convoluta (W. Bartram) Fernald
PYVIS Pyrola virens Schreb. var. saximontana Fernald


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Ericales
Family Pyrolaceae – Shinleaf family
Genus Pyrola L. – wintergreen
Species Pyrola chlorantha Sw. – greenflowered wintergreen

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Pyrola virens
greenish-flowered wintergreen
Pyrola virens
greenish-flowered pyrola
Endangered, Extirpated
New Jersey
greenish-flower wintergreen
green-flowered wintergreen
Rhode Island
green pyrola
Special Concern

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Alaska FACU
Arid West FAC
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain UPL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont UPL
Great Plains FACU
Midwest FACU
Northcentral & Northeast FACU
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACU



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover