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COMMON WINTERGREEN Pyrola minor (Pyrolaceae) Height to 20cm. Hairless, evergreen perennial of open, upland woodlands and moors, often found on calcareous soils. FLOWERS are 5-6mm across, pinkish white, rounded and rather bell-shaped, with a straight style that does not protrude beyond the petals; borne on upright stalks (Jun-Aug). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are oval, toothed and stalked; they form a basal rosette. STATUS-Local and generally scarce, least so in N England but declining even there. Note-Intermediate Wintergreen (P. media) is similar but has more elongate leaves and a protruding style; local and scarce, mainly in E Scotland.
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COMMON WINTERGREEN Pyrola minor (Pyrolaceae) Height to 20cm. Hairless, evergreen perennial of open, upland woodlands and moors, often found on calcareous soils. FLOWERS are 5-6mm across, pinkish white, rounded and rather bell-shaped, with a straight style that does not protrude beyond the petals; borne on upright stalks (Jun-Aug). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are oval, toothed and stalked; they form a basal rosette. STATUS-Local and generally scarce, least so in N England but declining even there. Note-Intermediate Wintergreen (P. media) is similar but has more elongate leaves and a protruding style; local and scarce, mainly in E Scotland.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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