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Calceolaria filicaulis


Capachito de las vegas, topa-topa, arguenita
Superior taxa: Scrophulariaceae / Scrophulariales.
Hierba perenne anual o bi-anual que crece hasta 40cm presentando 2 pétalos amarillos.

Plant growing up to 40cm. Capachito de las Vegas is an annual to biannual with showy flat rosette of broad mid green leaves covered with white an elegant spike of few, yet quite large, bright yellow lady’s slipper like flowers.


Crece cerca y sobre el límite del bosque en la cordillera de los Andes, de la región del Maule hasta la región de los Ríos en Chile y Argentina.

Native of dryish rocky spots in montane regions in Chile. Fully winter hardy in any rich, well drained soil in a protected spot in the garden with shelter from winter wetness.


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SusanEllison 11 years ago

a field of yellow!!

YukoChartraw 11 years ago

I can hardly wait!

Agustín Amenabar L
Agustín Amenabar L 11 years ago

Do go to Torres del Paine, no picture, video or book ever will prepare you for that trip. Those mountains, lakes and glaciers are something.

YukoChartraw 11 years ago

Patagonia has recently made it onto my bucket list. :)
I'd love to go visit the Torres del Paine NP and see all the beautiful views and wildlife some day! You're so lucky!

Agustín Amenabar L
Agustín Amenabar L 11 years ago

Thanks! You should come and visit, the south is specially nice.

YukoChartraw 11 years ago

Seeing these lovely flowers all over (photos #3 & 4) must be breathtaking! I'd love to visit Chile someday. :)

Agustín Amenabar L
Agustín Amenabar L 11 years ago

Thanks Rieko.
That spot had at least 6 species of mountain flowers all in bloom, with a view to a geyser, waterfalls, a few volcanoes and some lakes. A sum of life on earth. Favourite spot on the world.

RiekoS 11 years ago

I love the flowers and beautiful place.

Agustín Amenabar L
Agustín Amenabar L 11 years ago

You can get a glance of an erupting volcano in the third and fourth picture. Perhaps the source of nutrients for the soil where these flowers grow.

Río Bueno, Región de Los Ríos, Chile

Spotted on Feb 15, 2012
Submitted on Oct 25, 2012

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