Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Ericaceae
(Heath Family)


The Ericaceae, abundant in the boreal forests of the northeast United States, are less well represented here. They have urn-shaped flowers with petals that are usually united.

Arctostaphylos pungens (Point-leaf Manzanita)
Chimaphila umbellata var. acuta
Monotropa hypopitys (Pinesap)
Orthilia secunda (Sidebells)
Pterospora andromedea (Pinedrops)
Pyrola chlorantha (Green Flower Wintergreen)
Pyrola picta (White Vein Wintergreen)
Vaccinium myrtillus var. oreophilum (Whortleberry)


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