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Copihue; Chilean bellflower        Images © Mark A. Chappell

The copihue is Chile's national flower and much beloved by Chileans.   It is a vinelike low-growing forest plant that flowers in late summer and fall, and produces an edible berry.  This one was growing in the forest near Valdivia in southern Chile.

  • Canon 40D, 70-200 f4 IS zoom lens, some with extension tube and electronic flash (2009)