Taxon  Report   6960    
Pyrola minor  L.
English wintergreen,  Lesser wintergreen, Snowline wintergreen
Pyrola minor
© 2010 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
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Pyrola minor
© 2009 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Pyrola minor
© 2003 Dianne Fristrom
Pyrola minor, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Pyrola minor
© 2009 Keir Morse
Genus: Pyrola
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Braxilia minor
PLANTS: Erxlebenia minor
PLANTS: Pyrola minor var. parviflora
More information about  Pyrola minor
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).