Pyrola minor

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaPyrolaceaePyrolaPyrola minor

Ecology

A rhizomatous, mycorrhizal, perennial evergreen herb. In S. England it is a plant of damp woodlands with deep litter, on a variety of soils; elsewhere it occurs in damp places in heaths, plantations, disused railways, on rock ledges and in sand dunes. 0-1130 m (Ben Lawers, Mid Perth).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Circumpolar Boreal-montane element.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 5

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 4

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 2.6

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 13.9

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1089

Height (cm): 7

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Life Form - secondary

Chamaephyte

Comment on Life Form

It seems best to classify it mainly as a wintergreen hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome shortly creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 558

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 50

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: -0.55

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004590