This enormous and partially dying specimen is growing by one of many incredibly beautiful rock outcrops here called Valle de las Rocas, or Rock Valley. Even in this photo an artistic face with a huge eye appears. The living Yareta only adds to the wonder as its shape and age seems to blend in with [...]
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Perhaps the plant that has fascinated me the most on the Altiplano. It reminds me of coral reefs and the Brain coral (Faviidae), and grows comparably slowly. It can also live up to 3000 years, or even more as humans have used it for firewood and thus might have killed the oldest specimens. When a [...]
Most will think this is a moss, but it’s a very slow-growing perennial that can grow to huge individuals. It grows less than 2 cm per year, so the largest individuals are several thousand years of age! During flowering there are huge amount of insects drawn to the sticky, sweet resin from the flowers. Even [...]
Stengelen er særdeles godt behåret og veldig ru å ta på. Bladene er langt mindre behåret, men like fullt nok til å kjennes ru.
Denne lokasjonen har mange planter jeg ikke tidligere har lagt merke til her i Oppegård, og her er det i tillegg mange flotte eksemplarer villgulrotplanter! Det er en vindfull dag så det ble endel kompromisser for å få så skarpe bilder som mulig. Blomstene lukter helt spesielt, og storsveipbladene (de som “holder oppe” hele blomsterstanden, [...]