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White-vein Wintergreen - Pyrola picta
Other Names:  Pyrola aphylla, Pyrola dentata

Native Species

Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: S4
C-value: 5

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General Description
Leaves to 7 cm long; blades ovate to elliptic, to ca. 5 cm long, apex obtuse to acute, base obtuse to rounded, margins entire, thickened, upper surface dark green, veins white mottled; petioles red, shorter to ca. as long as the blades. Flowering stems to 34 cm; scape red; racemes 10- to 20-flowered. Flowers: petals white with yellowish or greenish tinge. Capsules ca.7 mm broad (Stickney in Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Diagnostic Characteristics

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Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 118

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Drier coniferous forests; montane to subalpine (Stickney in Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Jones, W. W. 1901. Preliminary flora of Gallatin County. M.S. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State College. 78 pp.
    • Simanonok, M. 2018. Plant-pollinator network assembly after wildfire. Ph.D. Dissertation. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 123 p.
    • Simanonok, M.P. and L.A. Burkle. 2019. Nesting success of wood-cavity-nesting bees declines with increasing time since wildfire. Ecology and Evolution 9:12436-12445.
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