Pipsissewa: Chimaphila umbellata

Overview of a pipsissewa, Chimaphila umbellata taken along the Black Canyon Trail in the Santa Fe National Forest, 3 August 2001. This member of the wintergreen family has pretty pink flowers that were home to a crab spider when we saw it. The leaves remain green in the winter.
Overview of a pipsissewa, Chimaphila umbellata.
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Overview of leaves of pipsissewa, Chimaphila umbellata.
Overview of a leaves of pipsissewa, Chimaphila umbellata taken along the Black Canyon Trail in the Santa Fe National Forest, 3 August 2001. Note the crab spider nestled in the leaves.
Overview of flowers of pipsissewa, Chimaphila umbellata taken along the Black Canyon Trail in the Santa Fe National Forest, 3 August 2001. When we took this photo the crab spider was taking a defensive poster as she perceived us as a threat.
Overview of flowers of pipsissewa, Chimaphila umbellata.

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