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Las Cañadas | 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) appears in the background.

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on Sunday 30 April 2023 by Martin Mergili
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