These flowers are all found on the slopes of Pichincha as we hiked from the Teleferico towards the peak.
Arquitecta can be used in an infusion to help with urinary tract infections and to reduce the symptoms of syphilis.
There are 28 types of Cashpachina in Ecuador. The flower is used to rub the hooves of newly born calves so that they will quickly learn to walk.
Allpatauri is a wild form of lupine similar to a variety that is cultivated for its bean, the chocho. However, the wild beans are poisonous.
Lligllisisa-sachamor are tiny little flowers less than a centimeter in width.
Tarugarinri (the white flower) can be used in a similar way to valerian. Urcutañi (the yellow flower) often grows nearby.
Chuquirahua means tips of the candle in Quichua. This flower is one of the most recognized in the Paramo.
Yawartaico-candelilla is also called Talón de Sangre (bead of blood).
This low lying plant has no name Quichua or Spanish name and is listed only as Stelleria sp.
Unidentified though it looks like a type of salvia.
The Quichua name, Tarucagacho, translates to the horn of the deer.
Unidentified though it looks like a type of marigold.