Sidebells Wintergreen (Orthilia secunda)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Orthilia secunda Accepted
Pyrola secunda Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8a
Plant Height: 2 to 8 inches
Plant Spread: 8 to 12 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Green
White
Other: Greenish-white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Alpine Gardening
Uses: Groundcover
Edible Parts: Leaves
Seeds or Nuts
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Tolerates dry shade
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Self
Various insects

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Location: MPG Ranch, Montana, USADate: 2013-07-09Flower cluster, photo by Rebecca Durham, MPG North, used with per
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Location: Kananaskis Country, eastern slope Rocky Mountains, Alberta.Date: 2014-06-29
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Location: Kananaskis Country, eastern slope Rocky Mountains, Alberta.Date: 2014-07-26
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Location: MPG North, Montana, USA - photo credit Rebecca Durham, used with permissionDate: 2013-07-09Basal leaves
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Location: MPG Ranch, Montana,  USA Date: 2013-08-12Photo credit Rebecca Durham, MPG North, used with permission.
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Location: MPG Ranch, Montana,  USADate: 2013-07-09Flower close up, photographer Rebecca Durham, MPG North, used wit
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Location: MPG Ranch, Montana,  USADate: 2013-08-28Stems, leaves, bracts. Photographer Rebecca Durham, MPG North, us
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Photo courtesy of: Jose Vicente Ferrandez
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Date: 2012-07-06Credit NPS Jacob W. Frank
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Photos (5)of Orthilia secunda by greene Jul 27, 2014 8:35 PM 0
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2017 "Think Spring!!" Seed Swap CHAT by critterologist Feb 12, 2017 7:30 AM 73

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