There are two subspecies of Pink Wintergreen at the Park. They are distinguished by leaf shape and the presence of toothed margins. This is the more common bracteata; it has toothed leaves that are more or less square at the base.
Subspecies bracteata is common in forests to an elevation of 4,000 feet. It also grows along roadsides on the east and south sides of the Park and in campgrounds. The brilliant pink petals are showy and quite easy to see.
Pink Wintergreen is an evergreen plant. This photo is of the less frequently seen asarifolia, characterized by more heart-shaped leaves that lack teeth.
The heart-shaped leaves of subspecies asarifolia are shown here. This subspecies is found on the south side of the Park in moist forests.