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Yareta (llareta: Azorella compacta) plant colony Bolivia (Uyuni) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The plant grows as a ground cover some mm thick in the mid Andes m). Colonies may be as old as 2000 years. This one is in a rocky area about 150 km south of Uyuni(SW of San Cristóbal) and (the underlying rock) is about high.

Azorella compacta or yaretas.

Azorella compacta or yaretas. What looks like moss covering rocks, is actually a bush with branches, so densely packed together that you could stand on top of it.

Yareta –Alien Life in the Andes? ~ Kuriositas

Yareta, llareta or Azorella compacta and also known as "Llareta" in Spanish, is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae native to South America.

Azorella compacta, Huarancante, Arequipa, Peru

Azorella compacta, Huarancante, Arequipa, Peru

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