Common plant in Finland.
Fairly common plant in Finland.
Perhaps Pyrola asarifolia
My first sight of a green Pyrola. Also in the foreground there's Melampyrum sylvaticum.
Firs predominate here, and there are pine drops, but no mushrooms as there were under pines. Does this pyrola parasitize a fungus that's uses for?
Leaves not as strongly white veined as in photos. Red fir forest 8100'
Pyrola L. (syn. Pirola Neck.) is a genus of evergreen herbaceous plants in the family Ericaceae. Under the old Cronquist system it was placed in its own family Pyrolaceae, but genetic research showed it belonged in the family Ericaceae. The species are commonly known as wintergreen, a name shared with several other related and unrelated plants (see wintergreen for details). They are native to northern temperate and Arctic regions.