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survivor

Date

October 20, 2015

Description

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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Observer

survivor

Date

October 16, 2015

Description

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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Observer

survivor

Date

October 16, 2015

Description

Purple wildflower almost furry in texture.

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Observer

survivor

Date

October 6, 2015

Description

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

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Observer

survivor

Date

November 11, 2015

Description

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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Observer

survivor

Date

September 10, 2015

Description

Butterflies on a pink open faced flower.

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What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

Observer

survivor

Date

August 13, 2015

Description

Yellow butterfly.

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Observer

survivor

Date

June 5, 2015

Description

This cactus is spindly with yellow blossoms.

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What

Orchid Trees (Genus Bauhinia)

Observer

survivor

Date

June 3, 2015

Description

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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What

Woollyjoint Pricklypear (Opuntia tomentosa)

Observer

survivor

Date

April 5, 2015

Description

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

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Milkweeds (Subfamily Asclepiadoideae)

Observer

survivor

Date

May 11, 2015

Description

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

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Lion's Ear (Leonotis nepetifolia)

Observer

survivor

Date

October 30, 2014

Description

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)

Observer

survivor

Date

June 14, 2014

Description

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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Cherimoya (Annona cherimola)

Observer

survivor

Date

June 30, 2014

Description

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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Observer

survivor

Date

October 7, 2014

Description

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

Feeds : Atom