Archive for the ‘flora’ Category

Patagonia Marancel

Monday, February 22nd, 2010 Posted in flora | 1 Comment »

Written by Shanie Blooming normally from November to January, the Marancel is a tiny flower that enjoys the Patagonian landscape. Thriving in fields, stony mountain plateaus and sandy soil, the delicacy is a fine contrast to the rough environment. The flower ...


Thursday, February 11th, 2010 Posted in day to day, flora | 1 Comment »

Written by Shanie It's nice to have the sun visiting again. Humans and plants, alike, are feeling the love. A Jarilla flower enjoying the bathing of golden light.

More Flowers

Monday, January 25th, 2010 Posted in flora | 1 Comment »

Happy Holidays Patagonia Style

Monday, December 21st, 2009 Posted in culture, flora | 4 Comments »

Written by Shanie For me, one of the crazy parts about living in the southern hemisphere is celebrating Christmas with springtime all around. With that in mind, I thought it would be appropriate to share some of the colorful flora that is ...

Spring has Sprung!

Monday, December 7th, 2009 Posted in day to day, flora | 3 Comments »

Written by Jamie As Shanie posted last month, winter stuck around much longer than normal for these parts. In the last week or so, the days have become warm and the flowers have really started to bloom. Per Estupendo's request, we figured ...

The Michay or Techelia

Thursday, October 8th, 2009 Posted in flora | 5 Comments »

Darwin's Barberry (Berberis darwinii), otherwise known as the Michay or Techelia, is a sunny addition to Patagonian spring foliage. It was discovered by early English adventurers aboard the Atlantic Voyager in the late 1850s. Brought to England by Captain Sir James ...

Patagonian Arvejilla

Saturday, September 12th, 2009 Posted in flora | 3 Comments »

Written by Shanie Patagonia is plentiful in wild flowers. One of the varieties that has adapted itself well is the Arvejilla, or Wild Pea (Lathyrus magellanicus). A lover of moist, shady conditions, the Arvejilla grows well at treeline along the Patagonian Andes. ...

The Legend of Violeta Amarilla

Thursday, August 27th, 2009 Posted in flora | 2 Comments »

Written by Shanie The yellow violet, or Pilun-Dewu as it is called by the Mapuche, is a robust and happy flower that bestows its beauty upon Patagonia in spring. A hearty plant, it is known to withstand the strongest of winds ...

Patagonia Lenga

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 Posted in flora | 1 Comment »

Written by Shanie As we have written before, one of our favorite aspects to living in Patagonia is hiking amongst the amazing old growth forests. The Patagonian forests are inhabitated by two main type of trees: Lenga and Coihue. Today we ...

Hongo de Sombrero

Thursday, June 25th, 2009 Posted in flora | No Comments »

Written by Shanie Although we haven't spoken about fungus much, the chlorophyll-lacking, organic matter-eating, simple-cellular organism of kingdom Fungi is one of my favorite visual sideshows in the forest. The northern Patagonian climate is a fantastic growing environment for the mushroom ...