The Secrets of the Garden
History and Nature in the Bellavista


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

This specimen of Trencilla was the first record of the National Herbarium, and was collected by the scientist and pioneer in the study of biodiversity in the country, Dr. Henri Pittier, in the surroundings of Alajuelita, San José, on December 12, 1887. This sample is in the deposits of the historical collection of the Herbarium at the National Museum of Costa Rica and the species can still be observed in several localities of the Central Valley.

Icterus galbula hembra