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Problems with Cultivation and Identification: Unknown Andine, possibly Calyceraceae

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Started by: Robert Hauer

The plant shown was found on Cerro Colorado, close to San Martin de los Andes, on a scree of vluvanic rocks at about 1800 m

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Contribution from Robert Hauer 26 June 2007, 15:52top / bottom of page
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Contribution from Martin Sheader 25 July 2007, 19:04top / bottom of page
Patagonian valerian

The unknown 'Calyceraceae' is Valeriana moyenoi. In patagonia this is a species of high windy ridges or scree slopes and more often than not has its flower spike flat on the ground, a response to this extreme windy environment. Flowers vary from white, pink, maroon to purple. The flower spike is perennial, with small leaves within the spike and flushes of flowers through the growing season.



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