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.
These red and yellow long stemmed flowers grow in wet areas. Here they are pictured growing next to an open drainage ditch.
Purple wildflower almost furry in texture.
Small red flowers that bloom towards the end of the rainy season.
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.
Butterflies on a pink open faced flower.
yellow, brown and black butterfly
orange butterfly with black edging on wings and black and white spots
This cactus is spindly with yellow blossoms.
This tree has a sturdy trunk and purple/white flowers with a heady smell. It's seed pods are long and bean shaped.
A variety of cacti grow in our area. This particular cactus has long thorns and a red flower.
This is a local plant commonly called Chichi de burro. The seed pods are used medicinally.
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.
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.
This is a native pomegranate, known as granada, after the bloom has begun its transformation to fruit.
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.