WERNERIA (Werneria pumila)
Werneria is a flowering herb, only found within (and native to) Ecuador, with the majority of the population in the Volcán Pichincha region. The rosette herb prefers the humid Paramo and grows singly or in clusters at elevations between 2,800 – 4,500 metres (9,200 – 14,800 ft). It has been recorded in Parque Nacional Cotopaxi and Parque Nacional Cajas, and in areas close to the Los Ilinizas, Antisana, Cayambe, El Angel and Chimborazo protected areas. However, the largest threat to the species is loss of habitat.