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Information on various species of flowers and plants found in South Africa from the common to the exotic.

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Sprawling Duneweed


Africa Flowers Guide Information: Habitat : An abundant coloniser of foredunes. Its stem, leaves and fruit are covered with turgid, swollen cells that give the plant a glistening...

Sea Pumpkin


Africa Flowers Guide Information: Habitat : A common occupant of coastal foredunes which forms small hummocks. The hairs on its leaves are a means of reducing desiccation.

Seeplakkie


Africa Flowers Guide Information: Habitat : Stabilises shifting sands with its extensive roots, building small hillocks. The thick waxy layer on its leaves reduces water loss.

Hottentots Fig


Africa Flowers Guide Information: Carpobrotus sauerae. Habitat : A coastal creeper on rocky outcrops and dunes that are already partly stabilised. Actively pollinated by a range of....

Goats Foot


Africa Flowers Guide Information: A sprawling creeper, long runners bear pairs of bilobed leaves (resembling a goat's cloven hoof). Flowers trumpet-shaped...

Glasswort Samphire


Africa Flowers Guide Information: A sprawling perennial succulent. Stems jointed; no obvious leaves. Flowers tiny, arranged in threes at stem nodes. Size: 30 mm tall. Related Species...

Estuarine Pondweed


Africa Flowers Guide Information: Estuarine Pondweed is Related to species: Ruppia cirrhosa: flower stalk coiled. Potamogeton pectinatus: flowers clustered on a spike.

Cape Eelgrass


Africa Flowers Guide Information: Description of Cape Eelgrass, Creeping roots. Leaves narrow, flat; tips rounded, faintly notched. Blades 10 - 30 cm, 1 mm wide. Related species is...

Soutbossie


Africa Flowers Guide Information: Habitat : Grows high on estuarine shores, in sandy areas that lie close to, or just above, the high-tide level.

Oval | leafed Saltweed


Africa Flowers Guide Information: Oval-leafed Saltweed is found on the lower parts of waterlogged intertidal sandbanks in estuaries, particularly where the water is brackish...

Dune Slack Rush


Africa Flowers Guide Information: Dune Slack Rush dominates saltmarshes where salinities are low; often extends into dune slacks bordering saltmarshes. One of several species...

Bulbous Marshweed


Africa Flowers Guide Information: Bulbous Marshweed is common in high-shore saltmarshes at the top of estuaries. Latin name is Triglochin bulbosa...

Blue Squill


Africa Flowers Guide Information: The tuft of leaves at the top of the bulb grows up to full size of 400 mm during summer. Many of these are tiny plants only a few inches high with small...

Ground Morning Glory


Africa Flowers Guide Information: The leaves vary a great deal in shape. Flowering occurs during December and January. Flower size: 3,5 cm. ...

Barberton Daisy


Africa Flowers Guide Information: Small daisy with a rosette of irregularly shaped leaves; often deeply divided. The flowers are actually flower heads made up of many, small, tightly...

Day Waterlily


Africa Flowers Guide Information: Aquatic plant with round, floating leaves split by a V-notch. These plants have underground stems which are firmly anchored to the mud under water by...

Wild Foxglove


Africa Flowers Guide Information: Tall annual herb with erect stems. Leaves are opposite, are 3-lobed and toothed. Flowers are pale pink or white in colour, elongate and trumpet-shaped. ...

Devils Thorn


Africa Flowers Guide Information: Devils Thorn is a small annual herb with trailing stems. Leaves are opposite and toothed; flowers are pink-mauve in colour and trumpet-shaped...

Wild Dagga


Africa Flowers Guide Information: Sparse shrub with tall, 4-angled stems which are square in cross-section. The leaves are in pairs, may be narrow or broad and are toothed; they are...

Wild Verbena


Africa Flowers Guide Information: This is quite a hairy plant that grows up to a height of 400 mm. It may be single- or multi-stemmed, with various leaves that mainly grow near the...

Impala Lily


Africa Flowers Guide Information: It flowers mainly in July, but will also bloom as late as mid-September in places where it is cultivated. Flower size is about 5 cm across. ...

Lucky Bean Creeper


Africa Flowers Guide Information: The pods of this slender vine split open to reveal attractive scarlet and black seeds which are known as Lucky beans. They cling to the plant for a long...

Monkeys Tail


Africa Flowers Guide Information: Wispy green leaves appear at the tips in spring. Flowers follow in early summer, about November. Flower size 5cm long...

Pride of de Kaap


Africa Flowers Guide Information: They have characteristic two-lobed or winged leaves which have a width of 60 mm. The main flowering time is in March and April, but plants may already...

Krantz Aloe


Africa Flowers Guide Information: A multi-stemmed aloe with thick, yellow-green leaves. The leaves are usually sharply toothed on the margins and are very juicy with a yellowish, slimy...
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