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Desfontainia spinosa, in the Wild

I came across this beauty a few weeks ago on a hike through the Sendero Bosque Encantado, or Enchanted Forest Trail, in Queulat National Park on the Carretera Austral in Chilean Patagonia. It reminded me of candy corn but I decided against eating it. That was probably a good idea, although the leaves are apparently used by some shaman to help…
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