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Loasa sp.


High Andes.

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Agustín Amenabar L
Agustín Amenabar L 11 years ago

There are a lot of South American Loasa sp., most called "Ortiga", but they are not related to the Urtica genus also know as "Ortiga" they are from a complete different order of plants. I have no knowledge of Loasa being edible or medicinal.

oxyjack 12 years ago

Thank you Augustin! I've wanted to know what this was for a long time!

Agustín Amenabar L
Agustín Amenabar L 12 years ago

Beautiful spotting by the way.

Agustín Amenabar L
Agustín Amenabar L 12 years ago

This is ortiga, don't know the actual species, but it certainly is a Loasa sp.

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Cusco, Peru

Spotted on Apr 8, 2011
Submitted on Mar 13, 2012

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