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Members of the Pyrola genus are commonly called “wintergreens” because of their cold-hardiness. Even in the middle of winter their leaves are green under the snow. White-veined wintergreen (Pyrola picta) is a native perennial of dry coniferous or mixed forests … Continue reading
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Leafless wintergreen, as I tried to explain yesterday, is a pyrola that has been assigned the scientific name, Pyrola aphylla, by botanists. It may be a leafless form of white-veined wintergreen and/or pink wintergreen, or the separate appellation, P. aphylla, … Continue reading
I was confused!! Several weeks ago I found and photographed a patch of flowers along the North Umpqua Trail (Oregon) just above the Boundary Waters. I thought the flowers were pyrola. Yet pyrola have leaves and none of these plants … Continue reading