Pyrola
pyrola, shinleaf, wintergreen
7 species
2 subspecies and varieties
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Pyrola aphyllaleafless wintergreen
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; southwestern British Columbia to Baja California, east to Idaho.
Habitat: Dry coniferous forests at low to moderate elevations.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July
Pyrola asarifoliacommon pink wintergreen, liver-leaf wintergreen
Distribution: Widely distributed throughout much of forested Washington except for the southeast corner; Alaska south to California, east to Colorado in the west, and across the northern half of the United States to the Atlantic.
Habitat: Moist ground in woodlands and forests, lowlands to mid-elevations.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-September
ssp. asarifolia – pink pyrola
ssp. bracteata – pink pyrola
Pyrola chloranthagreen-flower wintergreen
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska south to California, east to the Rocky Mountains and across northern U.S. and Canada to the Atlantic Coast.
Habitat: Chiefly in coniferous forests at moderate to mid-elevations, usually where moist.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-August
Pyrola dentatatoothleaf pyrola
Origin: Native
Pyrola ellipticawhite wintergreen
Origin: Native
Pyrola minorlesser wintergreen, snowline wintergreen
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades in Washington; Alaska south to California, east to the Rocky Mountains; east across Canada and northern U.S. to the Atlantic Coast.
Habitat: Uncommon, mostly in moist areas in coniferous woods, moderate to high elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-August
Pyrola pictawhite-vein wintergreen
Distribution: Both sides of the Cascades, British Columbia to California, east to South Dakota and New Mexico
Habitat: Coniferous woods, especially ponderosa pine, moderate to mid-elevations in the mountains
Origin: Native
Flowers: June - August