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Puya Raimondii, Cordillera Blanca, Peru
© pec, Jul 2009
Camera used: Canon Sureshot
Date taken: July 2009
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These are the tallest flowers in the world reaching about 10m. They grow for up to a century before flowering after which they die. Each plant produces about 8,000 flowers, sadly they weren't in bloom when I was there.
pec - 10/May/10
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