Basal Leaves Only )
Wintergreen Family (Pyrolaceae)
Habitat: Montane Coniferous Forests
Height: Up to 20 cm
Description: This often missed flower has basal, finely toothed, almost oval, evergreen leaves. A single green stem rises from the leaves and terminates in a spike of small, green flowers all oriented along one side of the stem. The flowers look like a tiny urn, or bell with a thick stigma (the receptacle for pollen on the flower) sticking out of the down-turned opening of the flower.
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