White-veined Wintergreen (White-veined Pyrola) /Pyrola picata

and

Pink Wintergreen (Pink Pyrola)/ Pyrola asarifolia

 

I first discovered these unusual lovelies a few years ago in our Southern Oregon forest and got hooked immediately.
I mentally mapped out the places that they came up and discovered that this is one that is consistant, while some other
wild flowers can be more sporatic. I have seen them spread slowly through our forest, giving me more photo opportunities.
They bloom June to September in some places, I find that is not so here, the blooming part ended in July. The Pink Wintergreen
plants do not have leaves, like the White-veined variety. The blooms last a long time which gives one plenty of time to observe them.

 

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