Pyrola species

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Scientific Name Pyrola chlorantha USDA PLANTS Symbol
PYCH
Common Name Green-flowered Wintergreen ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
23757
Family Ericaceae (Heath) SEINet
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Description Montane to subalpine life zones, dry, shady, areas; inconspicuous, erect perennial 4 to 8 inches tall; dark green, oval-to-round, leathery basal leaves, 1-inch long; stem supports 2 to 8 small round pale green flowers pointing down with protruding, slightly curved pistils; round green fruit capsule Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Pyrola minor USDA PLANTS Symbol
PYMI
Common Name Snowline Wintergreen, Lesser Wintergreen ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
23760
Family Ericaceae (Heath) SEINet
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Description Montane to subalpine life zones, dry, shady, areas; inconspicuous, erect perennial 4 to 8 inches tall; oblong to round basal light-to-dark green leaves; stem supports 5 to 10 small round white or pinkish flowers pointing down with pink sepals; round green seed pod. Colorado Status
Native

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