Pyrola minor   Common Wintergreen C DD N

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We were a little too early to catch this plant in full flower on our 2005 North Yorkshire WFS expedition but the plant with the pink flushed petals was in a clump at its peak on a a week or so later in 2006 further north in Scotland. Although it does grown on sites in England, Ireland and a few in Wales, its main home in the British Isles is in northern England and Scotland. It will grow in woods as this one was or on rocky ledges on mountain sides.

LHS: Forest in North Yorks, 11th June 2005 RHS: The Mound, Golspie, Scotland 20th June 2006

Added on December 15th 2005, updated 31st July 2011

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