This is an evergreen, perennial wildflower which flowers from July to September. It stands no more than 30cm high, bearing 5-petalled, pure white flowers (8-12mm across) in racemes on upright stems. The spreading petals are curved which gives the corolla a cup-shape and the style in this subspecies is only style="text-decoration: underline;">slightly curved. The leaves are rounded with a tracery of veins which end at the leaf margin with a tiny point. This is a coastal subspecies of Pyrola rotundifolia (Glasluibh chruinn) which grows in the wonderful Raven Nature Reserve in Co Wexford, also to be found in counties Donegal and Sligo. It is a native plant and belongs to the family Ericaceae.
This plant was shown to me by Christopher Wilson of the Wexford Naturalists Field Club in May 2008 and I returned to photograph it later in the year. The identification was also confirmed by Dr Colin Kelleher MSc PhD of the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland.
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