Flora of Northern Ireland
Pyrola minor
© Ralph Forbes
Pyrola minor
© Graham Day
Pyrola minor
(Map updated: March 2008)

A perennial species about 6 ins (15 cm) tall with a rosette of round leaves and a spike of white bell-shaped flowers. Intermediate wintergreen (Pyrola media) is very similar but the style is shorter and straight in P. minor.

In woods, coniferous plantations, glens and scrub, mostly in Cos Fermanagh, Antrim and Londonderry.

All names: Pyrola minor L.; Pyrola redgrovensis Druce