West Highland Flora

Toothed Wintergreen


Orthilia secunda

 

Orthilia secunda

Photo Carl Farmer
15 Jul 2002 Geilo, Norway

Rare, in woodland and on damp rock-ledges

Flowers c 5 mm long, plant 3-10 cm high.

ID: Similar to other Wintergreens, but flowers all on the same side of the spike.

Other features: Flowers greenish-white with protruding styles.  Leaves closely toothed, not distantly as in other Skye wintergreens.  One or more scales occur up the stem.

 

Orthilia secunda

Photo Carl Farmer
15 Jul 2002 Geilo, Norway

  Orthilia secunda

Photo Carl Farmer
15 Jul 2002 Geilo, Norway

 

 

Orthilia secunda

Photo Carl Farmer
21 Jun 2004 Druim an Aonaich, Raasay
Lower right leaf c 14 mm across at widest

Flowers in bud

  Orthilia secunda

Photo Carl Farmer
21 Jun 2004 Druim an Aonaich, Raasay
Lowest flower c 3.5 mm diameter

 

Orthilia secunda

Photo Carl Farmer
15 Jul 2002 Geilo, Norway

Leaves and stem-scales


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