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Pyrola asarifolia Michx. subsp. asarifolia
liverleaf wintergreen

General Information
Symbol: PYASA
Group: Dicot
Family: Pyrolaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Subshrub
Native Status: AK   N
L48   N
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Brother Alfred Brousseau. Provided by St. Mary's College of California. ©St. Mary's College of California. Usage Requirements.

Brother Alfred Brousseau. Provided by St. Mary's College of California. ©St. Mary's College of California. Usage Requirements.

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 669. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. Usage Requirements.



Symbol Scientific Name
PYASI Pyrola asarifolia Michx. var. incarnata (DC.) Fernald
PYASO Pyrola asarifolia Michx. var. ovata Farw.
PYASP Pyrola asarifolia Michx. var. purpurea (Bunge) Fernald
PYCA6 Pyrola californica Krísa
PYEL2 Pyrola elata Nutt.
PYROA3 Pyrola rotundifolia L. subsp. asarifolia (Michx.) Á. Löve & D. Löve
PYUL Pyrola uliginosa Torr. & A. Gray ex Torr.
PYULG Pyrola uliginosa Torr. & A. Gray ex Torr. var. gracilis Jennings


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 asarifolia Michx. – liverleaf wintergreen
Subspecies Pyrola asarifolia Michx. ssp. asarifolia – liverleaf wintergreen

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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.
pink wintergreen
pink shinleaf
pink wintergreen
Special Concern
Pyrola asarifolia var. purpurea
pink pyrola
New Hampshire
pink wintergreen
New York
pink wintergreen
bog wintergreen



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