These flowers are all found on the slopes of Pichincha as we hiked from the Teleferico towards the peak.
Tarugarinri (the white flower) can be used in a similar way to valerian. Urcutañi (the yellow flower) often grows nearby.
Unidentified though it looks like a type of marigold.
Unidentified though it looks like a type of salvia.
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.
This low lying plant has no name Quichua or Spanish name and is listed only as Stelleria sp.
Chuquirahua means tips of the candle in Quichua. This flower is one of the most recognized in the Paramo.
The Quichua name, Tarucagacho, translates to the horn of the deer.
Yawartaico-candelilla is also called Talón de Sangre (bead of blood).
Arquitecta can be used in an infusion to help with urinary tract infections and to reduce the symptoms of syphilis.
Lligllisisa-sachamor are tiny little flowers less than a centimeter in width.
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.