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|Family: Ericaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Pyrola||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Pyrola picta Sm.
Leaf: generally present, 4--15 cm; blade 2.5--7 cm, ovate to obovate to elliptic, +- entire, dark green, with white mottling on veins adaxially, occasionally purple abaxially; petiole +- >= 1/2 blade. Inflorescence: < 3.5 dm including scape; flowers 5--25; flower bract 2--4 mm, generally +- 1/2 pedicel. Flower: bilateral, +- open; sepals 1.2--2(2.5) mm, deltate to lanceolate; petals 5--7 mm, greenish, cream-white, or pink; anthers 2.5--3.5 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=46.
Ecology: Moist to dry mixed conifer forests, Pinus woodlands, volcanic areas, occasionally on decomposed granite; Elevation: 400--2400 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, CaR, SN, SnFrB, SCoRO, SnBr, PR, SnJt, MP; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, New Mexico. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug Note: Occasional hybridization with other Pyrola species (pollen, seeds sometimes abortive), occasional production of clones with highly reduced leaves, appearing leafless.
Synonyms: Pyrola picta Sm. f. aphylla (Sm.) Camp; Pyrola picta subsp. dentata (Sm.) Piper
eFlora Treatment Author: Diana D. Jolles
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Pyrola minor
Next taxon: Rhododendron
Citation for this treatment: Diana D. Jolles 2016. Pyrola picta, Revision 2, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=40452, accessed on February 10, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 10, 2016.