Found growing in rock limestone soils in dense thickets with Acacia rigidula, Acacia berlandieri, Koeberlinia spinosa.
Seen growing out of the stump of a cut tree...
Texas madrone flowers
Chimaphila umbellata Pipsissewa
Goat Mtn 28 May 05
on balds at 6000+ft elevation
common from low floodplains to 6000+ ft
on dry S-facing slopes
The Ericales are a large and diverse order of dicotyledons, including for example tea, persimmon, blueberry, Brazil nut, and azalea. The order includes trees and bushes, lianas and herbaceous plants. Together with ordinary autophytic plants, the Ericales include chlorophyll-deficient myco-heterotrophic plants (e. g. Sarcodes sanguinea) and carnivorous plants (e. g. genus Sarracenia).