Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Pyrola minor -- (Lesser Wintergreen)

photos by Susan McDougall


Pyrola minor

This is a rare Wintergreen that grows in lowland forest habitat, typically on mossy ground. The leaves are rounded and toothed. The stem is as much as eight inches tall and bears 5-20 white or pinkish flowers.

Location: Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 2, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7521, -121.8130, 2748
Date: July 2, 2014
Pyrola minor

In this photograph, there are a few pinkish-white flowers and a dark stem. It was taken along the Silver Falls trail near Ohanapecosh Campground, where the species is most often seen.

Location: Silver Falls Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 18, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Silver Falls Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS:
Date: June 18, 2015

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