The Secrets of the Garden
History and Nature in Bellavista


Trencilla (Zornia reticulata) is a grass that grows in open areas such as pastures or roadsides, mainly on the Pacific slope.

Its elongated inflorescences, with many greenish bracts, yellow flowers, and leaves divided in two, make it very distinctive.

Historically, this species corresponds to the first documented and cataloged specimen of the National Herbarium of Costa Rica in 1887. The recording of this plant marks the start of this important collection and the methodical study of the country’s floristic diversity.

Icterus galbula hembra