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Puya berteroana or Turquoise Puya is a terrestrial Bromeliad from the mountains of Chile.  It forms a rosette of silvery-green leaves about 3-4 feet tall and wide.  Over the years, it forms a large colony of pups. The leaves are spiny, but the flower stalks themselves are soft, and the blossoms are silky-smooth.  Birds like to sit on the outward-pointing tips and drink the nectar out of the blooms.

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My country is burning and we need help. It’s been almost a week and the fire just keep going. Everything is covered in smoke. 

People have lost everything. They were people who live from agriculture. They need food and water, their animals need food and water. 

If you can, please help us. 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2017/jan/25/chile-wildfire-worst-ever-in-pictures?CMP=share_btn_tw

(reblogs are really appreciated)