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Friday, June 25, 2010

Shinleaf


shinleaf

Pyrola elliptica, Shinleaf, is a wintergreen relative. It has waxy, white flowers, shaped like little upside-down cups. But it was only in bud last week. It's not particularly rare, but it likes nice rich forest soil, so you don't run across it very often. Who knows, maybe I'll be able to catch a shot of the open flowers on the next hike.



6 comments:

RNSANE said...

Good morning, Shark, it's 4AM and I couldn't sleep. Went to bed at midnight. At least, I had your sweet little shinleaf to greet me!

Ann said...

This looks familiar. I've either seen this or something very similar to it before.

Secondary Roads said...

What a pleasant trail-side greeter.

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Duxbury Ramblers said...

Lovely plant our Pyrola minor -Common Wintergreen is becoming a rarity here.

Ratty said...

This is something I should watch for. I like all plants that might grow in the forest.

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