These pictures of plants were taken on our trip to Argentina, the Falkland Islands, and Chile in December, 2008. I've been able to identify many of them, but not all. I'm still looking
This fountain is in Buenos Aires. During the night it is illuminated.
The classic Buenos Aires street tree is the jacaranda, but I couldn't get any good pictures of them.
The red flowers are seductive - but the resulting fruits are poisonous.
The identification is tentative.
It always startles me to see "house plants" in the wild.
Gunnera was a favorite species of Dr. Michael Doyle, the subject matter expert with our trip through the deep south. He pointed out various members of this family in many different sizes. I can't tell you which one this is, but it looks like an escapee from Jurassic Park.
I haven't even got a tentative identification for it. For all I know it would be a weed if it were in my yard, but I thought it was charming clinging to the crevices in the rocks.
The waterfall was spectacular, but the plants made me late getting back to the bus.
I have been unable to identify this shrub.
I have no idea what it is, but I found this example on the grounds of our Puerto Varas hotel. The youngest fronds are bright maroon, then a faded russet and finally green.
The plants aren't anything special and I doubt that they are native to Chile, but I'm a sucker for lily ponds.