Moneses uniflora

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Scientific Name Moneses uniflora USDA PLANTS Symbol MOUN2
Common Name Single Delight, Woodnymph ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 503869
Family Ericaceae (Heath) SEINet
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Description Life Zones and Habitat: Montane to alpine (8000 to 14000 ft.); shady forests, streamsides, boggy areas.
Plant: Short, erect perennial 2 to 4 inches tall, delicate leafless stem.
Leaves: Up to 8 leaves in a basal rosette with ovate, elliptic to obovate shape and 1/3 to 1-1/2 inches long with serrate or crenate edges; short petioles.
Inflorescence: Single, nodding, saucer-shaped flower, 1-inch across with 5 spreading, white, waxy petals; stamens with yellow to brownish anthers; prominent green bulbous ovary and green protruding style with 5-lobed stigma; sepals 5/8 to 1 inch long with ciliate edges.
Bloom Period: July to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and SEINet.
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