Perennial, slightly woody herb from slender, rhizome-like root; stems erect or nearly so, 3-10 cm tall.
Evergreen, more or less basal, egg-shaped, 1-4 cm long including the short stalks, 0.6-2 cm wide, thin, veiny, finely-toothed, tips rounded.
Inflorescence a single, terminal, nodding flower, 1.3-2.5 cm wide, fragrant; flower stem pimpled above, bracts 1 or 2, about midlength on naked stem; petals 5, distinct, widely spreading, waxy white to pinkish, lance egg-shaped, 7-11 mm long, entire or minutely-fringed; sepals 5, distinct, 1.5-3 mm long, usually bent back, margins ragged-fringed; styles 2-4 mm long, straight; stigmas large, 5-lobed; stamens 10.
Capsules, nearly globe-shaped, 5-8 mm wide.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
|BWBS(184), CWH(721), ESSF(540), ICH(570), IDF(56), MH(51), MS(155), SBPS(38), SBS(388), SWB(33)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Moneses uniflora subsp. reticulata (Nutt.) Calder & Roy L. Taylor
Moneses uniflora var. reticulata (Nutt.) S.F. Blake
Moneses uniflora var. uniflora
Pyrola uniflora L.