Moneses uniflora

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Scientific Name Moneses uniflora USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Single Delight, Woodnymph ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Ericaceae (Heath) SEINet
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Description Life Zones and Habitat: Montane to subalpine. Shady forests, streamsides, mossy areas.
Plant: Short, erect perennial less than 5 inches tall, delicate leafless stem.
Leaves: Up to 8 leaves in a basal rosette with ovate, elliptic to obovate shape and up to 1 inch long; short petioles.
Inflorescence: Single, nodding, saucer-shaped flower, 1-inch across with 5 white petals and prominent green bulbous 5-lobed ovary.
References: Descr. adapted from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and SEINet.
Colorado Status

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