Key to the Wintergreens of California

What's new in the key? Well, I added some information on how to identify P. dentata, P. aphylla, and P. crypta, species that are currently missing from The Jepson manual: vascular plants of California (2nd edition) treatment by Gary D. Wallace & Erich Haber. Check it out! Genus Pyrola (Ericaceae) Habit: Perennial subshrub, evergreen, rhizomed. …

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Black Lassic

Black Lassic is one peak among the Lassics of Trinity County and is characterized by outcrops of serpentine, mudstone, and sandstone surrounded by coniferous forest. Pyrola crypta is a species that grows predominantly under Pseudotsuga in this area. It is very similar in appearance to P. picta but can be distinguished by its unusually long sepals …