Connecticut has several species of Pyrola; shinleaf is the most common one. Shinleaf is distinguished by having white flowers and oval (as opposed to roughly circular) leaves with short leaf stalks. Round-leaved pyrola also has white flowers, but the leaves are rounder and much shinier.
- Family: heath (Ericaceae)
- Habitat: woods, especially near conifers
- Height: 5-10 inches
- Flower size: 3/4 inch across
- Flower color: white
- Flowering time: June to August
- Origin: native