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Echium wildpretii and Pico del Teide

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Many species of Echium grow as small or medium-sized herbs. In the highlands of Tenerife, Echium wildpretii forms huge inflorescences two metres or more in height. After flowering, it is not only the inflorescence which dies, but the entire plant, leaving behind impressive "skeletons". Pico del Teide (3715 m) is shown in the background.

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on Monday 8 May 2023 by Martin Mergili
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