white-veined wintergreen west of Panther Peak
white-veined wintergreen east of Buck Creek
white-veined wintergreen on the Bearpaw/Tamarack Lake trail
Pyrola picta. Sawtooth National Forest near Stanley, Idaho.
Under conifer, flower spikes about 5 cm. tall, at about 8,000 ft.
Between George Lake and Acid Lake
wet coniferous forest
no leaves, unlike the other wintergreen plants seen in the same area
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.