Picture of the Day

Flowering Pipsissewa

August 11, 2021   ―-  Archive

Macro and Micro Picture of the Day 2021-08-11
License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Here is a flowering pipsissewa (Chimaphila umbellata) off the Fern Lake Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park. This plant is a partial myco-heterotroph, depending on fungi in its surrounding soil for much of its nutrients. The photo was taken on August 28, 2019.

Equipment used: Canon EOS Rebel T5i with a standard zoom lens (EF-S 18-55 mm).

Authors: Richard Hollos and Stefan Hollos