Chile National Flower - Copihue (Chilean bellflower)
Copihue, popularly called as Chilean bellflower, is the national flower of Chile.
Its scientific name is Lapageria rosea.
It grows in forests in the temperate rain forests of southern Chile.
The flowers have six thick, waxy tepals which are red, spotted with white.
It is an evergreen climbing plant reaching over 10 m high.
The vines twine counterclockwise in the Southern hemisphere and clockwise when grown in the Northern hemisphere
The plant was introduced to Europe by William Lobb during his plant collecting expedition to the Valdivian temperate rain forests in 1845.