The intense up to 12 cm long green leaves are so hairy that the surface appears velvet cover.
Common names: Tibochina, Planta de la gloria, Tibuchina.
Perennial shrub 1-2 m high. The leaves are briefly stalked, dark green on top, lighter on the lower face, and both having a bristly hairs.
Flowers: Equipped with five petals intense blue-violet color and ten stamens purple.
Especie: T. semidecandra
groundsmoke on the Alta trail
Growing beside a watershed in full sun.