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Chile, Part 2

Notnativesketch2 Here are a couple of plants we found on a walk. Because they  grew in close proximity to roads and buildings, I assumed they must be introduced. But after researching them a bit, I'm  now thinking they might be more native than I had thought. There are many native Alstroemerias in Chile (although apparently most are winter-blooming), and the legume shrub looks like it could be in the Prosopis genus, which is native… in any case, I was intrigued by that odd, bright red flag on the seed. Cheryl wondered if it was a bird-attractor.