March 7th, 2008 Posted in flora

Written by Shanie 

The Notros bush and flower is as popular in Bariloche as the Amancay.  And it has every reason to be.  Part of the Protea family, it is a beautiful plant that has a stark red bloom that flowers in November, December, and sometimes later depending on the season.  The petals of the flower are needle-like, symmetric, and hermaphrodite.  The bush, which is tough, grows to about two meters tall.  The leaves are oval in shape and are dark green on the upper side and a silvery-green on the bottom.  They turn yellow-brown in the fall.

It likes to grow on mountain slopes and also amidst forested sunny areas.  During the summer the hillsides are spotted with the red flowers (which at times, from far away, has made my eyes play tricks on me and I thought I was seeing literal spots).

The seeds are brown, boat-shaped capsules that fly through the air with help from their winged attachments.   

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