categoryZEvergreen Evergreen List 

COMMON WINTERGREEN

Pyrola minor

Heather Family [Ericaceae]

month8jun month8june month8jul month8july month8aug

status
statusZnative
flower
flower8white
flower
flower8pink
morph
morph8actino
petals
petalsZ5
type
typeZspiked
type
typeZbell
stem
stem8round

9th June 2017, Paisley, Scotland Photo: © Justin Stephens


9th June 2017, Paisley, Scotland Photo: © Justin Stephens


9th June 2017, Paisley, Scotland Photo: © Justin Stephens


9th June 2017, Paisley, Scotland Photo: © Justin Stephens


9th June 2017, Paisley, Scotland Photo: © Justin Stephens
'Round-leaved' seems to be something of a misnomer; only some of the leaves are round, many are electric-train-set oval with slight irregularities.


9th June 2017, Paisley, Scotland Photo: © Justin Stephens
Some are more round than others.


Not to be semantically confused with Chickweed Wintergreen (Trientalis europaea) which is neither a Wintergreen (as described here) nor a Chickweed. The three are totally un-related to each other, in differing Families.

Many similarities to : Round-Leaved Wintergreen (pyrola rotundifolia) which occurs as either of two sub-species, one coastal the other not.

Uniquely identifiable characteristics

Distinguishing Feature :

Not to be semantically confused with Chickweed Wintergreen (Trientalis europaea) which is neither a Wintergreen (as described here) nor a Chickweed. The three are totally un-related to each other, in differing Families.

They are called 'Wintergreens' on account of their leaves, which remain evergreen throughout winter.


  Pyrola minor  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Ericaceae  

Distribution
 family8Heather family8Ericaceae

 BSBI maps
genus8Pyrola
Pyrola
(Wintergreens)

COMMON WINTERGREEN

Pyrola minor

Heather Family [Ericaceae]