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Leafless Wintergreen

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Leafless Wintergreen Pyrola aphylla

True to its name, this conspicuous wintergreen was recognized by early botanists but later included within the variation of whiteveined wintergreen (P. picta). In 2012, its DNA was analyzed and it was proven to be a distinct species. In our area it occurs in dry arbutus forests where it derives its nutrients from fungi in the soil. Flowering in July.

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Photo credits. Ryan Batten

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