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October 20, 2015

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These large open faced flowers were growing among planted beans, so I expect they were cultivated as well. They were favorites of the local butterflies.

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October 16, 2015

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These red and yellow long stemmed flowers grow in wet areas. Here they are pictured growing next to an open drainage ditch.

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October 16, 2015

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Purple wildflower almost furry in texture.

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October 6, 2015

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Small red flowers that bloom towards the end of the rainy season.

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November 11, 2015

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Pink wildflower known as "girasol" as it turns with the sun. Grows wild along the roadside and in open fields. Long stem and feathery leaves.

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September 10, 2015

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Butterflies on a pink open faced flower.

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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August 13, 2015

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brown butterfly

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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August 13, 2015

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yellow, brown and black butterfly

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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August 13, 2015

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orange butterfly with black edging on wings and black and white spots

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Brush-footed Butterflies Family Nymphalidae

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August 13, 2015

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orange butterfly

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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August 13, 2015

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Yellow butterfly.

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June 5, 2015

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This cactus is spindly with yellow blossoms.

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June 3, 2015

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This tree has a sturdy trunk and purple/white flowers with a heady smell. It's seed pods are long and bean shaped.

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Prickly pears Genus Opuntia

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April 5, 2015

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A variety of cacti grow in our area. This particular cactus has long thorns and a red flower.

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dogbanes and milkweeds Family Apocynaceae

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May 11, 2015

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This is a local plant commonly called Chichi de burro. The seed pods are used medicinally.

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klip dagga Leonotis nepetifolia

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October 30, 2014

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This grows wild after the rainy season and is a favorite of bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. The petals can be plucked off and the nectar sucked from the straw-like petal.

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Spider Lily Genus Hymenocallis

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June 14, 2014

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This flower grows from a bulb after the rainy season in our area. Some years, the entire meadow is full of this flower. I haven't been able to find anyone that could give me the local name.

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Pomegranate Punica granatum

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May 21, 2015

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This is a native pomegranate, known as granada, after the bloom has begun its transformation to fruit.

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Cherimoya Annona cherimola

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June 30, 2014

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This is a local fruit tree called chirimoyo. It provides good shade and sweet, though ugly fruit. This particular plant was planted from seeds in our backyard.

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October 7, 2014

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This is a common insect in our area known as chinche or chincha or chiguis.

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