The Barberton is a small daisy with a rosette of irregularly shaped leaves; often deeply divided. The flowers are actually flower heads...
The Blood Lily is quite a magnificent flower. It grows up to 500 mm in height and has a red-brown spotted flowering stem and glossy green, wave-like...
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 flower...
The Bulbous Marshweed is common in high-shore saltmarshes at the top of estuaries and seasonally flooded grasslands....
The Candelabra Flower is a bulbous perennial herb which grows up to 500 mm in height. The bulb, covered with brown membranous tunics...
Eelgrass is an estuarine species that binds the sediment, shelters small fish, and yields detrital food....
Castor Oil Plant
The Castor Oil Plant is a small shrub with waxy stems and large star-shaped leaves and has spiny fruits in an erect spike....
Day Water Lily
The Day Water Lily is an aquatic plant with round, floating leaves split by a V-notch. These plants have underground stems...
Devils Thorn is a small annual herb with trailing stems. Leaves are opposite and toothed; flowers are pink-mauve in colour and trumpet-shaped...
Dune Slack Rush
Dune Slack Rush dominates saltmarshes where salinities are low and it often extends into dune slacks bordering saltmarshes....
Estuarine Pond Weed
The Pondweed is prolific at the heads of estuaries. It is submerged and forms dense mats that are cursed by boatmen because of the damage they cause to propellers....
The African Flame Lily is a climbing herb with glossy leaves with twining tips which coil onto nearby bushes, enabling it to use other plants...
This particular plant grows flat against the surface of the ground and almost looks like a small spot of sunshine in the veld...
Forms mats low on estuarine salt marshes and along rocky shores above the high-tide mark. Sarcocornia pillansii (whole coast) forms shrubs...
The Goats Foot is one of the most important early colonisers of seashore dunes and is widely distributed due to the dispersion of its seeds by ocean currents....
The Golden Cleome / Yellow Cleome is a delicate, open-branched herb with thin compound leaves. The yellow flowers have purple bases and distinctive protruding stamens....
Ground Morning Glory
Ground Morning Glory leaves vary a great deal in shape. Flowering occurs during December and January and are approximately 2.5 cm...
The Hottentots Fig is a coastal creeper found on rocky outcrops and dunes that are already partly stabilised. The flowers...
The Impala Lily 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....
Aloe arborescens is a multi-stemmed aloe with thick, yellow-green leaves. The leaves are usually sharply toothed on the margins and are very juicy...
Kudu Lily is a succulent shrub with a swollen stem and trailing branches armed with spines. The leaves are glossy green in colour with wavy margins....
Lebombo Aloe is a short-stemmed aloe with narrow, strap-like leaves; the leaves are pale green or brick-red in colour when in full sun....
The Leopard Orchid is an epiphytic orchid with roots anchored on the branch of a tree, often in full sunlight. Fragrant yellow flowers...
Lucky Bean Creeper
The Lucky Bean is also known by a number of others names including: bead vine, coral bead plant, coral bean, crabs eye, love bean, prayer beads...
The Black Stick Lily is also known as the Monkey’s Tail, a name derived from its Afrikaans name of Bobbejaan’s Stert, which means Baboon’s Tail....
Mountain Aloe is a tall, single-stemmed tree aloe with fleshy, blue-grey leaves, armed with small spines; they also contain a yellowish, slimy sap....
Oval-leafed Saltweed is found on the lower parts of waterlogged intertidal sandbanks in estuaries, particularly where the water is brackish...
The Pineapple Flower is a perennial herb; the rootstock is a bulb, 10 cm in diameter and flat at the base with numerous white roots....
Pride of de Kaap
Pride of de Kaap have characteristic two-lobed or winged leaves which have a width of 60 mm. The main flowering time is in March and April...
The Pyjama Flower is a perennial herb; the rootstock is a small corm and up to 1,5 cm in diameter. About three linear green leaves...
Red Hot Poker
The Red Hot Poker is a South African plant that is now found in many parts of the world, having been imported for its dramatic beauty and for the fact that the flowers...
The River Crinum is a robust lily with dark green, strap-like leaves with wavy margins. Snow white or pale pink, bell-shaped flowers...
Bushy shrub with broad oval leaves with wavy margins. Fluffy, pale lilac flowers in dense terminal clusters appear in autumn....
The Rock Aloe is a small stemless aloe with thick, blue-green leaves. The leaves are usually sharply toothed on the margins and are very juicy...
A scrambler with lance-shaped leaves. The plant carries fragrant, star-shaped flowers which is white in colour with pink below....
The stem of the Beach Pumpkin is thick and the leaves are either simple and oval-shaped or lobed, and coated with white hairs...
The Seeplakkie is a small, evergreen, woody shrub with clusters of tough, waxy, oval leaves. The flowers are small, white and fan-shaped....
The Soutbossie grows high on estuarine shores, in sandy areas that lie close to, or just above, the high-tide level....
Sprawling Duneweed is a sprawling, prostrate plant with a red stem. The leaves are succulent, flat, oval and the flowers are tiny...
Sweet Prickly Pear
The Sweet Prickly Pear grows across South Africa, having spread over the centuries after been imported from Mexico....
common name Travellers Joy. The colour of the flowers range from cream-coloured to white, they are without any petals, but have four crown-shaped sepals...
This beautiful Vlei Orchid grows up to a height of 2 m when in flower, with small wrinkled leaves growing close to the surface of the ground and fragrant...
The Wandering Jew is a prostrate perennial herb; the stems have long internodes, swollen nodes, rooted at the lower nodes; leaves alternate...
The Water Hyacinth is an aquatic plant with fleshy green leaves and a swollen petiole. The flowers are mauve in colour....
The Watsonia has a depressed globose corm, growing on several generations of old corms, which have a rather sparse fibrous covering. The four leaves...
Wild Dagga grows in savannah areas and thickets and in South Africa can be found in Limpopo Province and the Kruger National Park....
The Wild Foxglove is a tall annual herb with erect stems. Leaves are opposite, are 3-lobed and toothed and flowers are pale pink or white...
The rootstock of the Wild Ginger does not only smell like ginger, but also tastes like it. The Wild Ginger is part of the Ginger family and carries a bunch of leaves...
The Wild Hibiscus is one of several yellow-flowered hibiscus typified by 5 large petals and branched style. These plants are slender shrubs or small trees...
The Wild Verbena is a hairy plant that grows up to a height of 400 mm. It may be single- or multi-stemmed, with various leaves...
The Arum is a perennial herb. The rootstock of the plant is a fleshy rhizome with several buds; the leaves appear in October. No part of this plant is used for food or medicine....
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