Pyrola grandiflora Radius
FamilyPyrolaceae — APG family: Ericaceae
SynonymsPyrola gormani Rydb., Pyrola grandiflora var. gormani (Rydb.) Pors.
DescriptionStem short, from slender rhizome; leaves thick, lustrous, rounded, nearly entire in margin; pale beneath; scape with 1-2 bracts; flowers large; sepals longer than broad; petals white or greenish-white with dark veins; anthers yellow; style long, somewhat curved at maturity, with ring below the 5 stigma lobes.
EcologyDry places on tundra and in the mountains. Described from Labrador.
Southern lowland specimens are taller and often have smaller flowers; they have been called var. canadénsis (Andres) Pors. (P. canadensis Andres). Broken line on circumpolar map indicates range of hybrid swarms with P. rotundifolia.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.