What not to pick
If you're in Patagonia you have surely noticed the amazing array of flora. For a barren landscape, the Patagonian wilderness is full of incredible wildflowers. Some of the most notable plant life includes the Calafate bush. This is denoted by tiny bright yellow flowers and a small blue berry, which is actually quite tasty. The Fire Bush, or the Notro, is a giant leafy bush with bright red flowers arranged in a star shape. They almost look like fireworks exploding on the brown terrain. The Zapatito de la Virgen is a bright, ornate, yellow boot shaped flower adorned with white frills. It truly looks like a shoe and is one of the most prominent, though rare, flowers of Patagonia. Along the way, there are also a large number of beautiful and rare orchids throughout the steppe. Please make sure not to step on or pick these flowers while trekking!! They are part of the beauty of Patagonia and are the main reason why this area is considered so amazing.