Flora en Tierra de Fuego

A description of plants in Tierra de Fuego and their meaning.

Knowing something about the flora in Tierra de Fuego can be very usefull during a hike and helping you navigate when you are not following the treck to keep you dry….

Some example of plants;
– Turba (the red type of plant) it means the ground is wet and you will get wet shoes,
– Luzuriaga marginata, it means the ground is wet and you have to watch out not to get wet shoes,
– Matricaria Perforata, type of daisy that has many flowers, it means the ground is wet and you have to watch out not to get wet shoes,
– Terrestrial orchid, looks like a small white windmill, it means the ground is wet and you have to watch out not to get wet shoes,
– Dogs orchid, orchid with yellow flowers, it means the ground is wet and you have to watch out not to get wet shoes,
– Calefate, a bush with tasty blue berries, not necesarily wet ground, but it has lots of sharp needles,
– Chaura, a low bush that has small apples, very tasty aswell, and not wet and no needles,
– Buzzy burr, red flowers that hook to your cloths.

Local type of mushroomds;
– Pan de indio, eatable but not tasty, orange yellow with holes, growing on trees

A typical type of tree;
– The flag tree, looks like the name suggests, grows near the coast.

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