A dainty little plant. A Wintergreen. Historic medical use was application of crushed leaves to bruises and injuries to ease pain. A paste of crushed leaves was called a shin plaster, and that’s the name origin. Native.

Shinleaf (Pyrola elliptica)

2 thoughts on “Shinleaf

  1. What is so surprising to me is the number of wildflowers that have either medicinal uses or are toxic. I can see why the medicine men and witches were so revered or feared for their super powers to heal or harm.

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