Problems with Cultivation and Identification: Unknown Andine, possibly Calyceraceae
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 mGo to latest contribution by Martin Sheader, 25 July 2007, 19:04. Go to bottom of this page.
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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.