Pyrola chlorantha

Green Wintergreen

Erect stem from basal rosette of leathery oval leaves. Leaves less than 2 in. long, pale green above, darker on underside, veins not bordered with white. Flowers few, petals greenish white to cream, with protruding style curved downward. Grows in conifer and mixed forests in humus or boggy places, mostly at high elevations. Circumboreal. Presumed extirpated from California but historically present.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--8 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Bog/Fen/Wetland
  • Found In: Wallowas, N Cascades Np, Mt. Rainier Np, Olympic Np
  • Native: Yes

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