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El Chaltén, trekking capital of Argentina

Province of Santa Cruz • Argentina

Photos of flora in El Chaltén

Tiny plants of exquisite beauty, orchids, a variety of shrubs and trees that change the landscape color in autumn with ocher, oranges, reds and yellows, inhabits between the forest and the steppe. Although apparently desert, the steppe houses the largest number of species.


  • Oxalis
  • Geranium magellanicum
    Geranium
    Geranium magellanicum
  • Anarthrophyllum desideratum
    Guanaco Bush, Fire tongue
    Anarthrophyllum desideratum
  • Blechnum penna-marina
    Blechnum
    Blechnum penna-marina
  • Vicia magellanica
    Wild-blue Pea
    Vicia magellanica
  • Anemone multifida
    Anemone
    Anemone multifida
  • Mulinum valentini
    Yareta
    Mulinum valentini
  • Junellia tridactylites
    Cojín blanco
    Junellia tridactylites
  • Viola magellanica
    Yellow violet
    Viola magellanica
  • Gavilea lutea
    Yellow orchid
    Gavilea lutea
  • Ranunculus peduncularis
    Buttercup
    Ranunculus peduncularis
  • Ourisia poeppigii
    Waterfall plant
    Ourisia poeppigii
  • Saxifraga magellanica
    Saxifraga
    Saxifraga magellanica
  • Escallonia rubra
    Escallonia
    Escallonia rubra
  • Hypochaeris incana
    Blanquita
    Hypochaeris incana
  • Embothrium coccineum
    Firebush
    Embothrium coccineum
  • Gaultheria mucronata
    Prickly Heath
    Gaultheria mucronata
  • Sisyrinchium junceum
    Marancel
    Sisyrinchium junceum
  • Mulinum spinosum
    Neneos
    Mulinum spinosum
  • Calceolaria biflora
    Topa-Topa
    Calceolaria biflora
  • Chiliotrichum diffusum
    Fachine
    Chiliotrichum diffusum
  • Vicia magellanica
    Wild-blue Pea
    Vicia magellanica
  • Berberis microphylla
    Box-leaf barberry
    Berberis microphylla
  • Misodendrum punctulatum
    Chinese Lantern
    Misodendrum punctulatum
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Dog orchid
    Codonorchis lessonii

  • Caltha

  • Arjona patagonica
  • Geum magellanicum
    Geum
    Geum magellanicum
  • Perezia recurvata
    Fueguian Edelweis
    Perezia recurvata
  • Alstroemeria patagonica
    Amancay
    Alstroemeria patagonica
  • Lycopodium magellanicum
    Licopodio
    Lycopodium magellanicum
  • Chloraea magellanica.
    Porcelain orchid
    Chloraea magellanica.

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