Torres del Paine National Park is considered one of the end of the world treasures. Its mystical landscapes make this place an attraction for tourists from all over the world.
In this article we will talk about the vegetation that you will find if you visit Torres del Paine National Park.
Forests: We will mostly find Lenga. The strong wind lashes in summer and leaves the trees with a very peculiar shape. But this is what makes Patagonia unique. If you do these trips (Circuito W - Torres del Paine or Circuito O - Torres del Paine) you will walk through these Magellan forests.
Matorral: Pinricpinal pre-Andean scrub that covers most of the surface of the park.
Patagonian steppe: Refers to pruned shrubs, grasslands and shallow plants. They cover the plateaus and plains.
Desert: Believe it or not! The climate and altitude make the landscape a nature lacking tall trees. This makes it a rather desert landscape.
Calafate: It is the famous shrub of the Park whose flowers are yellow and it produces black fruits. From here the "Calafate" prostre is born, well known in Chilean Patagonia.
Armenia: Used for medicine and has a large pink flower. It can be seen with ease if you do the full day Torres del Paine - Panoramic as it is encientra in the route that connects Laguna Amarga with the Sarmiento Gate.
Arvejilla: If you do the Circuito W - Torres del Paine or Circuito O - Torres del Paine you will find these flowers in the vicinity of the French Valley. Some confuse them with lavenders, for the purple color of their flower. But no.
Capachito: Orange grass that grows in the Torres Base sector on rocky terrain. If you do the Hiking Base Torres del Paine you can see it during the tour, in the final section.
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