(First upload on Januray 1 2012. Last on November 12 2016) [ 日本語 | English ]

Pyrola renifolia Maxim.

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Pyrola L. (イチヤクソウ)
Jinyou-ichiyakusou (ジンヨウイチヤクソウ, 腎葉一薬草), kidney-leaved wintergreen * (tentative)
Lifeform: evergreen perennial forb with 10-20 cm tall when flowering
Distribution: China - Russia - Korea - Japan (north to central Honshu)
Habitat: (needle-leaved) forest floors
Sepal: less ↔ P. japonica: long

Pyrola soldanellifolia H. Andres


Pyrola renifolia on volcanoes

Pyrola1 Pyrola2 Pyrola3
[1] on the north foot of Mount Koma (Boyo-no-mori, 望洋の森) on July 22 2011. The forest is assigned as multidiscipline forest reserves → flora on Mount Koma. [2/3] at the western slope of Mount Yotei (羊蹄山), central Hokkaido, on June 28 2014.