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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.


  • Caltha
  • Misodendrum punctulatum
    Chinese Lantern
    Misodendrum punctulatum

  • Arjona patagonica
  • Blechnum penna-marina
    Blechnum
    Blechnum penna-marina
  • Junellia tridactylites
    Cojín blanco
    Junellia tridactylites
  • Saxifraga magellanica
    Saxifraga
    Saxifraga magellanica
  • Geum magellanicum
    Geum
    Geum magellanicum
  • Perezia recurvata
    Fueguian Edelweis
    Perezia recurvata
  • Anemone multifida
    Anemone
    Anemone multifida
  • Mulinum spinosum
    Neneos
    Mulinum spinosum

  • Oxalis
  • Escallonia rubra
    Escallonia
    Escallonia rubra
  • Chloraea magellanica.
    Porcelain orchid
    Chloraea magellanica.
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Dog orchid
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Gavilea lutea
    Yellow orchid
    Gavilea lutea
  • Alstroemeria patagonica
    Amancay
    Alstroemeria patagonica
  • Ranunculus peduncularis
    Buttercup
    Ranunculus peduncularis
  • Vicia magellanica
    Wild-blue Pea
    Vicia magellanica
  • Berberis microphylla
    Box-leaf barberry
    Berberis microphylla
  • Anarthrophyllum desideratum
    Guanaco Bush, Fire tongue
    Anarthrophyllum desideratum
  • Vicia magellanica
    Wild-blue Pea
    Vicia magellanica
  • Gaultheria mucronata
    Prickly Heath
    Gaultheria mucronata
  • Lycopodium magellanicum
    Licopodio
    Lycopodium magellanicum
  • Embothrium coccineum
    Firebush
    Embothrium coccineum
  • Viola magellanica
    Yellow violet
    Viola magellanica
  • Geranium magellanicum
    Geranium
    Geranium magellanicum
  • Sisyrinchium junceum
    Marancel
    Sisyrinchium junceum
  • Ourisia poeppigii
    Waterfall plant
    Ourisia poeppigii
  • Hypochaeris incana
    Blanquita
    Hypochaeris incana
  • Chiliotrichum diffusum
    Fachine
    Chiliotrichum diffusum
  • Calceolaria biflora
    Topa-Topa
    Calceolaria biflora
  • Mulinum valentini
    Yareta
    Mulinum valentini

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