Chilean beauty

DAY 173 (25 SEPTEMBER) – Fuchsia (Fuchsia magellanica) (Farnham)

Miserable rainy day, so cheered myself up with this quick dash into the courtyard for a snap of the ever-bright fuchsia. I read this kind is called hummingbird fuchsia which is second best to seeing a real hummingbird. It is native to the southern tip of Chile and Argentina – and the Latin name comes from the Magellan Straits that separate mainland Chile from a series of islands.

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