Pyrola asarifolia ssp. asarifolia

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Scientific Name Pyrola asarifolia ssp. asarifolia USDA PLANTS Symbol
PYASA
Common Name Bog Wintergreen ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
524614
Family Ericaceae (Heath) formerly Pyrolaceae SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane and subalpine; wet areas along stream banks and shade in conifer forests.
Plant: Slender erect perennial 5 to 16 inches tall.
Leaves: Basal round or ovate or broadly elliptic leaves 1-1/4 to 2-3/4 inches long on long stalks; thick, leathery, bright green on top, brownish beneath.
Inflorescence: Raceme of 10 to 25 nodding, rounded pink flowers with 5 round petals and protruding, curved green style.
References: Descr. adapted from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, "Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains" by Carl Schreier and "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield.
Colorado Status
Native


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