New Mexico Wildflowers: Heath Family

(Ericaceae)

 

Flowers are organized alphabetically by genus and species. Hover over a photo series to control the images.


Pinesap (Monotropa hypopitys)

Pinsaps neither need nor have chlorophyll, instead parasitizing the roots of conifers. The all-red flower shoots are easy to notice on the forest floor.

 

Green-Flower Wintergreen (Pyrola chlorantha)

The leaves for this species aren't the big, light green, lance-shaped leaves at the base of the flower stalk but the small, dark green, round leaves. I added red arrows so you can see which leaves actually belong to the plant.