|Copyright: Brenda Ailin Segurel (Bass)
|Date Taken: 2010-01-06|
|Camera: Canon Powershot SD1100 IS|
|Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2010-08-23 9:22|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
I found this pic from this last summer. We found this flower at El Zorro waterfall (I alredy post a pic from this waterfall at http://www.treknature.com/gallery/photo154469.htm)
This summer floration came later, so when we arrive it was full of flowers everywhere. We never saw this one before and we canīt find it in our books... We first thought about a kind of asteraceae and later a kind if iridaceae, but it grows almost alone, and flowers donīt look like those. We found it in the high rocks, in an open to sun place.
This is one of the most beautiful and simple flowers uI ever saw in mountain... amazing.
After Oriīs comment, I search again into other books. It may be an Anemone multifida (family ranunculaceae). The books says:
Perennial herb, 15 to 40cm, covered with white, fine hairs. Basal leaves up to 7 cm diameter; long petiolate and deeply divided several times in narrow segments; leaves of the stem smaller and with shorter petioles, in whorls. Flowers solitary or in groups from 2 to 7, perianth of 5 to 9 pieces, 2 to 4cm diameter; pale yellow to cream color. Fruit globose, of numerous achenes covered with long white hairs.
Habitat: sandy and sunny sites, in high mountain, steppe and forest openings of cold and temperate regions of the Americas. In Patagonia it is common from Mendoza towards southern Argentina and also in bordering regions of Chile.
Obs: it is recognized easily bu its divided leaves, pale yellow flowers with several achenes grouped in hairy, globose structures. Flowering in late spring; multifida referes to its leaves, divided several times.
Taken from:"High mountain flowers of the patagonian andes", Ferreyra, Ezcurra, Clayton, Editorial Lola, Buenos Aires, 2005
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