Pyrola media

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Pyrola media
Pyrola media.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Subfamily: Monotropoideae
Genus: Pyrola
Species: P. media
Binomial name
Pyrola media

Pyrola media (intermediate wintergreen[1]) is a flowering plant in the genus Pyrola, native to northern and eastern Europe and Western Asia.[2][3]

It is a herbaceous evergreen perennial plant with a basal rosette of leaves and a single erect flowering stem 15-30 cm tall. The leaves are round, up to 4.5 cm diameter. The flowers are white or pale pink, 7-11 mm diameter, with a straight style extending beyond the petals.[4][5][6]

The species is rare and declining in the British Isles.[4]


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  2. ^ Flora Europaea: Pyrola media
  3. ^ Germplasm Resources Information Network: Pyrola media
  4. ^ a b Blamey, M. & Grey-Wilson, C. (1989). Flora of Britain and Northern Europe. ISBN 0-340-40170-2
  5. ^ Flora of NW Europe: Pyrola media
  6. ^ Huxley, A, ed. (1992). New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. ISBN 0-333-47494-5