Pyrola asarifolia ssp. asarifolia

(Bog Wintergreen)

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Pyrola asarifolia ssp. asarifolia, Peak 7, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 0868/0885

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Pyrola asarifolia ssp. asarifolia, Peak 7, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 1709/1719

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Pyrola asarifolia ssp. asarifolia, North Swan Valley, Summit Co. 6551

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Pyrola asarifolia ssp. asarifolia, Miner’s Creek, Frisco, Summit Co. 6060

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Pyrola asarifolia ssp. asarifolia, Miner’s Creek, Frisco, Summit Co. 6032

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Pyrola asarifolia ssp. asarifolia, Peak 7, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 5738

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Pyrola asarifolia ssp. asarifolia, Miner’s Creek, Frisco, Summit Co. 6621

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Pyrola asarifolia ssp. asarifolia, Peaks Trail, Summit Co. 3439

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Pyrola asarifolia ssp. asarifolia, Peak 7, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 0864

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Leaf, upper surface, Pyrola asarifolia ssp. asarifolia, Peak 7, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 1703

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Leaf, lower surface, Pyrola asarifolia ssp. asarifolia, Peak 7, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 1699

Scientific Name Pyrola asarifolia ssp. asarifolia USDA PLANTS Symbol PYASA
Common Name Bog Wintergreen ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 524614
Family Ericaceae (Heath) formerly Pyrolaceae SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (7000 to 11000 ft.); wet areas along stream banks and shade in conifer forests.
Plant: Slender erect perennial 5 to 16 inches tall.
Leaves: Basal round or ovate or broadly elliptic leaves 1-1/4 to 2-3/4 inches long on long stalks; thick, leathery, bright green on top, brownish beneath.
Inflorescence: Raceme of 10 to 25 nodding, rounded pink flowers with 5 round petals and protruding, curved green style.
Bloom Period: Summer.
References: "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, "Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains" by Carl Schreier and "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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