West Highland Flora

Common Wintergreen


Pyrola minor

 

Pyrola minor

Photo Carl Farmer
11 Jul 2002 Nesbyen, Norway

Rare, in heather or woodland

Flower diameter c 4-8 mm

ID: Flowers pinkish-white, not greenish-white, and not all on same side of spike (this separates it from Toothed Wintergreen).  Style not protruding from flower and only 1-2 mm long, shorter than stamens (separates from Intermediate Wintergreen which has style c 5 mm long, protruding from flower, and has flowers c 10 mm across, and from Round-leaved Wintergreen which has even larger style and flowers)

Other features: Leaves all from base and with very shallow toothing as shown in bottom pic.

 

Pyrola minor

Photo Carl Farmer
14 Jul 2002 Geilo, Norway

  Pyrola minor

Photo Carl Farmer
14 Jul 2002 Geilo, Norway

Base of stem with rosette of stalked leaves
 

 

     
     
     
Pyrola minor

Photo Carl Farmer
14 Jul 2002 Geilo, Norway
 

Leaf


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