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Pyrola picta
Pyrola picta
leafless wintergreen
Photographer: Ron Wolf

ID: 0000 0000 0608 2166 (2008-06-27)

Copyright © 2008 Ron Wolf

  • date of photo  Jul 20, 2007
  • location   Crane Flat area. Yosemite National Park. (Mariposa County, California, US)
  • family Ericaceae
  • order Ericales
  • class Magnoliopsida
  • notes   This is the leafless form of the species, sometimes referred to as Pyrola aphylla. It does not produce the usual basal leaves and is entirely lacking in chlorophyll.
  • camera   Canon 40D, 100mm macro, f/6.3, 1/80 sec.
  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial

  • common names   leafless wintergreen
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  • Reviewers' comments about this photo (review or add another comment)
    1. Reviewed by Thomas Stoughton    Sep 8, 2013

    Action: changed name from "Pyrola picta" to "Pyrola aphylla "

    Reviewer's comments:
         "This is Pyrola aphylla based upon rudimentary leaf morphology and pinkish flowers. Check out for more information about Diana Jolles' work with the Pyrola picta species complex!"

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