Green-flowered wintergreen is a wintergreen species that blooms from June to July. It often forms patches on the herbaceous layer of the forest with its creeping stems. The campanulate and yellowish- green flowers of the green-flowered wintergreen are located at the top of its stem and its round, bottlegreen leaves grow as rosettes on the ground level.
Green-flowered wintergreen flourishes in old, mossy and light forests. It can be found on both mesic and dry heath forests as well as on ridges. The plant has a wide area of distribution from the Alps to Fennoscandia, from the Atlantic to Central Siberia and in northern parts of North America.
Green-flowered wintergreen is the intermediate host for spruce cone rust (Chrysomyxa pirolata), a pathogen that can damage the spruce cone crop in large areas.
Green-flowered wintergreen is a least concern species and thus requires no conservation measures to secure its occurrence.
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