The bright yellow flower spikes of an Abatia parviflora tree with a gray sky background
Abatia parviflora

A tree native to Colombia that can be seen in Bogotá. Photographed in the eastern Andes mountain range of Colombia (Cordillera Oriental). Grows between 6,500 to 11,000 feet and is a bee magnet.

Colombia is a paradise for plants. Colombia has over 130,000 plant species and more endemic species than any other country. Every nature trip is a discovery of new, beautiful flowers. Even with the abundance of attractive plants native to Colombia, surprisingly the most popular plants cultivated are imported ornamentals. This tree is the first of over 1,200 species photographed in Colombia. The plants are in alphabetical order by family, genus, or genus and species depending on what was determined. When you reach the end of the flowering plants the pages will continue with the fruits of Colombia in alphabetical order. The site map on the website gives a listing of all the plants.

Many yellow flowers on one spike of an Abatia parviflora
A bee collecting nectar on top of a spike of yellow flowers from an Abatia parviflora tree