|Scientific Name||Orthilia secunda||USDA PLANTS Symbol||ORSE|
|Common Name||One-sided Wintergreen, Sidebells Wintergreen||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||504066|
|Family||Ericaceae (Heath) formerly Pyrolaceae||SEINet
Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (7000 to 11000 ft); shady spots near streams and in forests.
Plant: Short, erect perennial 2 to 8 inches tall.
Leaves: Deep-green, somewhat leathery, ovate to orbicular or elliptic blades, 3/8 to 1-1/4 inches long with small teeth on edges.
Inflorescence: A one-sided, drooping raceme of a few to several small round greenish-white flowers 1/4-inch across; petals barely enclosing stamens, pistil protruding.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and SEINet.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County