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Obsessed with Cape Town and it’s magical mountains 🏔Get me in that cliff face!

Obsessed with Cape Town and it’s magical mountains 🏔Get me in that cliff face!

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Pretty rare and seldom seen, #Disa vasselotii occurs on high South facing slopes of the #Langeberg #Outeniqua and #tsitsikamma #mountains. Like many #Cape #orchids it only flowers after fire. Seen out #hiking with the @rimofafrica #capeplants #ilovewildflowers #fynbos #adventure #postfireflowers #bulbs #springbulbs

Pretty rare and seldom seen, #Disa vasselotii occurs on high South facing slopes of the #Langeberg #Outeniqua and #tsitsikamma #mountains . Like many #Cape #orchids it only flowers after fire. Seen out #hiking with the @rimofafrica #capeplants #ilovewildflowers #fynbos #adventure #postfireflowers #bulbs #springbulbs

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The three-flowered pagoda, Mimetes pauciflorus #Proteaceae found high up in the #Outeniqua #mountains. This species is listed as Vulnerable due to loss of habitat #capeplants #ilovewildflowers #fynbos #redlistofsouthafricanplants #rimofafrica #hiking #botany #adventure

The three-flowered pagoda, Mimetes pauciflorus #Proteaceae found high up in the #Outeniqua #mountains . This species is listed as Vulnerable due to loss of habitat #capeplants #ilovewildflowers #fynbos #redlistofsouthafricanplants #rimofafrica #hiking #botany #adventure

Cape Town has some of the most amazing flora and  fauna in the world! The Stellenbosch Botanical Garden is the oldest university botanical garden in South Africa. Although quite small, it is home to a enormous diversity of plants. The garden supports research and the training of students within the Stellenbosch University, and is definitely worth a visit. 
#botanicalgarden #stellenboschgarden #capegardens #capeplants #capetowntravel #capetownvisit #carrental #carhire #capetown #experiencecapetown #southafricacarrenral  #explorecapetown #exploreafrica🦁 #sacarrental🚘 #sagoodvibesonly

Cape Town has some of the most amazing flora and fauna in the world! The Stellenbosch Botanical Garden is the oldest university botanical garden in South Africa. Although quite small, it is home to a enormous diversity of plants. The garden supports research and the training of students within the Stellenbosch University, and is definitely worth a visit.
#botanicalgarden #stellenboschgarden #capegardens #capeplants #capetowntravel #capetownvisit #carrental #carhire #capetown #experiencecapetown #southafricacarrenral #explorecapetown #exploreafrica 🦁 #sacarrental 🚘 #sagoodvibesonly

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Kukumakranka cronicles

Its been 6 months since my last cronicle post: the dormant period for these interesting Amaryllids. After the thunderstorm-esque weather over the weekend, and minutes after the downpour yesterday afternoon these flowers burst up from the previously dry pot. I am flabbergasted.
The snails are having a field day though, I recon a mid rain snail harvest for escargot is in order, perfect revenge for losing two flowers to the glutenous beasts.
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#kukumakrankacronicles #kukumakranka #amaryllid #lillies #scent #eruption #flowers #gethyllis #cfr #fynbos #gethyllislanuginuosa #plantsofinstagram #geophyte #flowers #capeplants

Kukumakranka cronicles

Its been 6 months since my last cronicle post: the dormant period for these interesting Amaryllids. After the thunderstorm-esque weather over the weekend, and minutes after the downpour yesterday afternoon these flowers burst up from the previously dry pot. I am flabbergasted.
The snails are having a field day though, I recon a mid rain snail harvest for escargot is in order, perfect revenge for losing two flowers to the glutenous beasts.
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#kukumakrankacronicles #kukumakranka #amaryllid #lillies #scent #eruption #flowers #gethyllis #cfr #fynbos #gethyllislanuginuosa #plantsofinstagram #geophyte #flowers #capeplants

Gladiolus rogersii, the #riversdale blue bell flowering post fire in the #Outeniqua #mountains #cfr #capeplants #ilovewildflowers #iridaceae #botany #springbulbs #rimofafrica

Gladiolus rogersii, the #riversdale blue bell flowering post fire in the #Outeniqua #mountains #cfr #capeplants #ilovewildflowers #iridaceae #botany #springbulbs #rimofafrica

Moraea tripetala is common, widespread and variable species, but still one of my favourites. It was the first plant that I learnt the Latin name for. Never get bored of it. This rather magenta form was flowering after a fire in the #Outeniqua #mountains #cfr #ilovewildflowers #capeplants #iridaceae #botany #rimofafrica #springbulbs

Moraea tripetala is common, widespread and variable species, but still one of my favourites. It was the first plant that I learnt the Latin name for. Never get bored of it. This rather magenta form was flowering after a fire in the #Outeniqua #mountains #cfr #ilovewildflowers #capeplants #iridaceae #botany #rimofafrica #springbulbs

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Drosanthemum species near #robertson #aizoaceae #vygie #capeplants #ilovewildflowers #succulents #springflowers
Satyrium coriifolium from the #orchidaceae is a common species in the #cfr. It seems to be happy with some disturbance as seen here next to the N2 #orchid #capeplants #springbulbs #fynbos #ilovewildflowers #roadside #botany

Satyrium coriifolium from the #orchidaceae is a common species in the #cfr . It seems to be happy with some disturbance as seen here next to the N2 #orchid #capeplants #springbulbs #fynbos #ilovewildflowers #roadside #botany

The rocket #pincushion Leucospermum reflexum var. reflexum is a North #cederberg endemic. Only know from around 15 subpopulations this species is pretty rare and outside of the protected areas is threatened by #rooibos tea cultivation, and is considered #nearthreatened. It grows in sandy soils close to streams in mountain #fynbos. This pincushion is common in gardens but this is the first time I have seen it in its natural habitat #stoked #capeplants #ilovewildflowers #Proteaceae #hiking #rimofafrica #adventure

The rocket #pincushion Leucospermum reflexum var. reflexum is a North #cederberg endemic. Only know from around 15 subpopulations this species is pretty rare and outside of the protected areas is threatened by #rooibos tea cultivation, and is considered #nearthreatened . It grows in sandy soils close to streams in mountain #fynbos . This pincushion is common in gardens but this is the first time I have seen it in its natural habitat #stoked #capeplants #ilovewildflowers #Proteaceae #hiking #rimofafrica #adventure

Wurmbea stricta of the #Colchicaceae family is commonly known as the #vleiblommetjie (afrikaans for Marsh flower). As the name suggests it grows in seasonally wet areas in the #cfr. #capeplants #ilovewildflowers #springbulbs #bulbs

Wurmbea stricta of the #Colchicaceae family is commonly known as the #vleiblommetjie (afrikaans for Marsh flower). As the name suggests it grows in seasonally wet areas in the #cfr . #capeplants #ilovewildflowers #springbulbs #bulbs

The Critically Endangered Leucadendron stellare from the #Proteaceae family. A healthy population found in the #Swartland. #redlistofsouthafricanplants #criticallyendangered #capeplants #ilovewildflowers #springflowers #botany

The Critically Endangered Leucadendron stellare from the #Proteaceae family. A healthy population found in the #Swartland . #redlistofsouthafricanplants #criticallyendangered #capeplants #ilovewildflowers #springflowers #botany

Super excited to find the Critically Endangered Babiana secunda. This member of the #iridaceae family is only known from around 3 small subpopulations in the #Swartland. Found in a relatively intact patch of Critically Endangered Swartland Shale Renosterveld that transitions into another critically endangered vegetation type, Swarland Alluvium Fynbos. We found another population closer to Gouda on previously disturbed farmlands with thousands of plants. #redlistofsouthafricanplants #criticallyendangered #Swartland #bulbs #springbulbs #capeplants #ilovewildflowers

Super excited to find the Critically Endangered Babiana secunda. This member of the #iridaceae family is only known from around 3 small subpopulations in the #Swartland . Found in a relatively intact patch of Critically Endangered Swartland Shale Renosterveld that transitions into another critically endangered vegetation type, Swarland Alluvium Fynbos. We found another population closer to Gouda on previously disturbed farmlands with thousands of plants. #redlistofsouthafricanplants #criticallyendangered #Swartland #bulbs #springbulbs #capeplants #ilovewildflowers

Lachenalia contaminata from the #hyacinthaceae would have been common in seasonally wet flats in the Western Cape but has lost much of its habitat to urban expansion and agriculture and is now listed as Near Threatened. #redlistofsouthafricanplants #springbulbs #ilovewildflowers #renosterveld #nearthreatened #capeplants #bulbs

Lachenalia contaminata from the #hyacinthaceae would have been common in seasonally wet flats in the Western Cape but has lost much of its habitat to urban expansion and agriculture and is now listed as Near Threatened. #redlistofsouthafricanplants #springbulbs #ilovewildflowers #renosterveld #nearthreatened #capeplants #bulbs

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Gladiolus orchidiflorus is rare outside #namaqualand. Found today on the outskirts of #Capetown. Growing in a disturbed area in deepish sand over clay close to #renosterveld. Amazingly scented this is one of my favourite #bulbs #capeplants #conservation #iridaceae #botany #ilovewildflowers #searchandrescue #springbulbs

Gladiolus orchidiflorus is rare outside #namaqualand . Found today on the outskirts of #Capetown . Growing in a disturbed area in deepish sand over clay close to #renosterveld . Amazingly scented this is one of my favourite #bulbs #capeplants #conservation #iridaceae #botany #ilovewildflowers #searchandrescue #springbulbs

Cleretum bellidiformes the #bokbaaivygie and friends #capeplants #succulents #springflowers #ilovewildflowers #botany
Moraea tulbaghensis from a bulb bought at the #kirstenbosch plant fair a few years ago #capeplants #ilovewildflowers #moraea #iridaceae #redlistofsouthafricanplants #springbulbs #bulbs

Moraea tulbaghensis from a bulb bought at the #kirstenbosch plant fair a few years ago #capeplants #ilovewildflowers #moraea #iridaceae #redlistofsouthafricanplants #springbulbs #bulbs

Moraea fugacissima flowering like mad in seepage areas after bush clearing #capeplants #iridaceae #ilovewildflowers #springbulbs #bulbs #moraea #botany

Moraea fugacissima flowering like mad in seepage areas after bush clearing #capeplants #iridaceae #ilovewildflowers #springbulbs #bulbs #moraea #botany

Lapeirousia pyramidalis subsp. pyramidalis is flowering in profusion next to the N1 near Worcester #capeplants #iridaceae #ilovewildflowers #bulbs #springbulbs #fynbos

Lapeirousia pyramidalis subsp. pyramidalis is flowering in profusion next to the N1 near Worcester #capeplants #iridaceae #ilovewildflowers #bulbs #springbulbs #fynbos

What’s for Tuesday Tea?
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I’ve never been a fan of a cuppa Earl Grey with a splash of milk but since traveling I’ve fallen in love with herbal teas. And since I’m home surrounded by one of the richest and most diverse plant biomes in the world, I can’t help but take full advantage.
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I’m starting to explore with making my own teas, foraging, collecting and researching the properties, benefits and folklore surrounding the usage of various plants, leaves, flowers and seeds in teas.
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So I thought I’d share what I find and open up a platform for others to learn too, to share their knowledge, advice and suggestions on the perfect brew.
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This week I went looking for some Buchu. I didn’t have to look very far, Levi and his mate, the traditional herbalists/ Rastafarians had a sprig if it laid out on their mat outside our favorite Kalk Bay Coffee shop.
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“Buchu&Bells” he proclaimed as he answered my question about looking for a good tea.
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So here’s more about it.
🌿 BUCHU
Latin name: Agathosma Lanceolata 
Commonly known as Honey Buchu.
👃🏾: Licorice fragrance when leaves rubbed and crushed between fingers
⚗️: volatile oils; camphor, isomethone, diosphenol. ✳️: acts as a natural diuretic, also described as an aqueretic (Increases blood flow to kidneys, increasing Glomerular Filtration Rate), antiseptic properties also recognized for its carminative and laxative effects
🌝: used + loved by indigenous people of SA as a perfume, “kidney cleaner” and as an antiseptic, many other uses noted and described.
🥣: Used in teas, tinctures (flavoring alcohol typically brandy) soothing ointment, even used sprinkled into your bath water to help ease mechanical back ache and muscle cramps. • • • • • • • 🌿 BELS 
Latin name: Osmitopsis Asteriscoides 
Commonly known as Belskruie / Swamp daisy in Europe .
👃🏾: Leaves have a strong Camphor smell ⚗️: leaves contain volatile oils rich in Eucalyptol and Camphor.
✳️: used to alleviate coughs and hoarseness. Beneficial in treating catarrh (excessive discharge/build up of mucus in nose/throat associated with inflammation of mucus membranes) Used to treat influenza and fevers. It is also used externally...
REST BELOW

What’s for Tuesday Tea?

I’ve never been a fan of a cuppa Earl Grey with a splash of milk but since traveling I’ve fallen in love with herbal teas. And since I’m home surrounded by one of the richest and most diverse plant biomes in the world, I can’t help but take full advantage.

I’m starting to explore with making my own teas, foraging, collecting and researching the properties, benefits and folklore surrounding the usage of various plants, leaves, flowers and seeds in teas.

So I thought I’d share what I find and open up a platform for others to learn too, to share their knowledge, advice and suggestions on the perfect brew.

This week I went looking for some Buchu. I didn’t have to look very far, Levi and his mate, the traditional herbalists/ Rastafarians had a sprig if it laid out on their mat outside our favorite Kalk Bay Coffee shop.

“Buchu&Bells” he proclaimed as he answered my question about looking for a good tea.

So here’s more about it.
🌿 BUCHU
Latin name: Agathosma Lanceolata
Commonly known as Honey Buchu.
👃🏾: Licorice fragrance when leaves rubbed and crushed between fingers
⚗️: volatile oils; camphor, isomethone, diosphenol. ✳️: acts as a natural diuretic, also described as an aqueretic (Increases blood flow to kidneys, increasing Glomerular Filtration Rate), antiseptic properties also recognized for its carminative and laxative effects
🌝: used + loved by indigenous people of SA as a perfume, “kidney cleaner” and as an antiseptic, many other uses noted and described.
🥣: Used in teas, tinctures (flavoring alcohol typically brandy) soothing ointment, even used sprinkled into your bath water to help ease mechanical back ache and muscle cramps. • • • • • • • 🌿 BELS
Latin name: Osmitopsis Asteriscoides
Commonly known as Belskruie / Swamp daisy in Europe .
👃🏾: Leaves have a strong Camphor smell ⚗️: leaves contain volatile oils rich in Eucalyptol and Camphor.
✳️: used to alleviate coughs and hoarseness. Beneficial in treating catarrh (excessive discharge/build up of mucus in nose/throat associated with inflammation of mucus membranes) Used to treat influenza and fevers. It is also used externally...
REST BELOW

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Colour morphs

Pelargonium triste flower colour and pattern variation in the same population in our local dog park. These hardy rhizomatous plants are very common in sandy, disturbed areas like our urban park in Cape Town.  The dizzying genetic diversity is not limited to the flower morphology, the leaves vary from plant to plant also!

Can you believe the species name, triste, refers to the 'dull' flowers? The person who described the species must have stumbled onto a cream variation because I could find not one flower yesterday that I would describe as dull!

In my research on edible geophytes, this species keeps cropping up in the archaeology, ethnobotany and among contemporary Bossiedokters' collections on the streets of Cape Town.

Additionally, the leaves and flowers have a lovely scent easily used culinarily.

In my book there is no reason not to like this plant, and there is nothing dull about Pelargoinium triste. . .

#geophyte #capeplants #plantsofinstagram #pelargonium #archaeology #ethnobotany #indigenousedible #colourmorph #mauve #purple #dark #maroon #flower #spring

Colour morphs

Pelargonium triste flower colour and pattern variation in the same population in our local dog park. These hardy rhizomatous plants are very common in sandy, disturbed areas like our urban park in Cape Town.  The dizzying genetic diversity is not limited to the flower morphology, the leaves vary from plant to plant also!

Can you believe the species name, triste, refers to the 'dull' flowers? The person who described the species must have stumbled onto a cream variation because I could find not one flower yesterday that I would describe as dull!

In my research on edible geophytes, this species keeps cropping up in the archaeology, ethnobotany and among contemporary Bossiedokters' collections on the streets of Cape Town.

Additionally, the leaves and flowers have a lovely scent easily used culinarily.

In my book there is no reason not to like this plant, and there is nothing dull about Pelargoinium triste. . .

#geophyte #capeplants #plantsofinstagram #pelargonium #archaeology #ethnobotany #indigenousedible #colourmorph #mauve #purple #dark #maroon #flower #spring

Ferraria uncinata #capeplants #iridaceae #ilovewildflowers
Hesperantha bachmanii flowering enough masse in the #roadside #capeplants #iridaceae #botany #ilovewildflowers #fynbos

Hesperantha bachmanii flowering enough masse in the #roadside #capeplants #iridaceae #botany #ilovewildflowers #fynbos

#ferraria uncinata next to the road in #kapteinskloof #capeplants #bulbs #springbulbs #fynbos #iridaceae #ilovewildflowers
#gladiolus #violaceolineatus grows on damp south facing slopes in the #cederberg and surrounds #capeplants #bulbs #springbulbs #iridaceae #botany

#gladiolus #violaceolineatus grows on damp south facing slopes in the #cederberg and surrounds #capeplants #bulbs #springbulbs #iridaceae #botany

Leucospermum hypophyllocarpodendron subsp. canaliculatum the grey snake-pincushion #capeplants #vulnerable #CoCT #conservation #atlantissandfynbos #pincushion #proteaceae

Leucospermum hypophyllocarpodendron subsp. canaliculatum the grey snake-pincushion #capeplants #vulnerable #CoCT #conservation #atlantissandfynbos #pincushion #proteaceae

Sparaxis elegans #capeplants #homegrown #bulbs #iridaceae
Sparmannia africana #tsitsikamma #forest #capeplants

Sparmannia africana #tsitsikamma #forest #capeplants

Loving the #aloe flowers and the birds and bees that are visiting the garden #apis #capeplants #homegrown #pollination

Loving the #aloe flowers and the birds and bees that are visiting the garden #apis #capeplants #homegrown #pollination

Men in a boat, Colchicum capense growing in a #moss garden in a #renosterveld fragment next the N1 #bulb #capeplants #roadside

Men in a boat, Colchicum capense growing in a #moss garden in a #renosterveld fragment next the N1 #bulb #capeplants #roadside

What a gift to watch these beauties open and close, each flower only opens for one day #ferraria#capeplants

What a gift to watch these beauties open and close, each flower only opens for one day #ferraria #capeplants

Protea susannae growing in Limestone Fynbos on the Agulhas Plain #fynbos #protea #overberg #proteasusannae #limestonefynbos #redlistofsouthafricanplants #proteaceae #capeplants

Protea susannae growing in Limestone Fynbos on the Agulhas Plain #fynbos #protea #overberg #proteasusannae #limestonefynbos #redlistofsouthafricanplants #proteaceae #capeplants

In all my time out in the veld I have never seen a ripe #kukumakranka fruit. The smell is like sparletta pine nut. The taste is sweet awesomeness. Gonna put one in a bottle of brandy to make muti #capeplants #searchandrescue #fynbos

In all my time out in the veld I have never seen a ripe #kukumakranka fruit. The smell is like sparletta pine nut. The taste is sweet awesomeness. Gonna put one in a bottle of brandy to make muti #capeplants #searchandrescue #fynbos

Hessea cinnamomea flowering in profusion post fire #capepoint #Endangered #redlistofsouthafricanplants #capeplants #fynbos

Hessea cinnamomea flowering in profusion post fire #capepoint #Endangered #redlistofsouthafricanplants #capeplants #fynbos

Lachenalia pygmaea (white forms) with the #Endangered  Lachenalia pauciflora (pink)  #homegrown #capeplants #fynbos

Lachenalia pygmaea (white forms) with the #Endangered Lachenalia pauciflora (pink) #homegrown #capeplants #fynbos

Oxalis versicolor var. flaviflora only known from Gouda in the Western Cape #wildflowers #capeplants #renosterveld

Oxalis versicolor var. flaviflora only known from Gouda in the Western Cape #wildflowers #capeplants #renosterveld

Orbea variegata growing at home #capeplants #succulents #homegrown

Orbea variegata growing at home #capeplants #succulents #homegrown

Skilpadbessie (Nylandtia spinosa) in the Cederberg.
Pink florets on purple stemmed spikes, a unique form. These flowers fill the air with sweet, soft scent. Lovely paired with the smell of rain for the first time in a month.
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#capeplants #cederberg #fynbos #purple #pink #flowers #sandstone #mountains #smellofrain #nofilter

Skilpadbessie (Nylandtia spinosa) in the Cederberg.
Pink florets on purple stemmed spikes, a unique form. These flowers fill the air with sweet, soft scent. Lovely paired with the smell of rain for the first time in a month.
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#capeplants #cederberg #fynbos #purple #pink #flowers #sandstone #mountains #smellofrain #nofilter

Syncarpha canescens just coming into flower as the massive coldfront moved in over the Cederberg Mountains. Dramatic skies as much needed rain falls. A moment of peace and quite away from the city.
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#capeplants #fynbos #cfr #syncarpha #pink #flower #mountain #rain #dark #biodiversity #cederberg #botany

Syncarpha canescens just coming into flower as the massive coldfront moved in over the Cederberg Mountains. Dramatic skies as much needed rain falls. A moment of peace and quite away from the city.
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#capeplants #fynbos #cfr #syncarpha #pink #flower #mountain #rain #dark #biodiversity #cederberg #botany

Yesterday I saw something spectacular, but also heartbreaking. A profusion of blou pypie (Gladiolus gracilis) flowers on a vacant plot in my home town of Somerset West. It was a sunny day and the hundreds of delicate flowers that range from pale lilacs and blues to white were at their peak. Their delicate, fresh and almost spicy scent makes the experience all the more magical... Unfortunately, the plot is in a residential area and in the past year half of it has been covered by an obscenely large house. Two years ago a whole variety of other indigenous bulbs were also flowering on the same plot, now they are gone. I hope the owner of the undeveloped half of this plot will preserve what is still there. A treasure like this is irreplaceable... .
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#habitatdestruction #urbanwildflowers #capeplants #capefloristicregion #fynbos #conservation #treasure #naturalheritage

Yesterday I saw something spectacular, but also heartbreaking. A profusion of blou pypie (Gladiolus gracilis) flowers on a vacant plot in my home town of Somerset West. It was a sunny day and the hundreds of delicate flowers that range from pale lilacs and blues to white were at their peak. Their delicate, fresh and almost spicy scent makes the experience all the more magical... Unfortunately, the plot is in a residential area and in the past year half of it has been covered by an obscenely large house. Two years ago a whole variety of other indigenous bulbs were also flowering on the same plot, now they are gone. I hope the owner of the undeveloped half of this plot will preserve what is still there. A treasure like this is irreplaceable... .
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#habitatdestruction #urbanwildflowers #capeplants #capefloristicregion #fynbos #conservation #treasure #naturalheritage

Lachenalia mutabilis (part 3). This is where things get weird. The tips of the flower spikes bare the strangest misshapen buds in lovely blues and purples. I assume they are sterile and serve only to attract pollinators. Does anyone know if this is a common phenomenon with plants? 
#lachenalia #bulb #capeplants #fynbos #southafricanplants

Lachenalia mutabilis (part 3). This is where things get weird. The tips of the flower spikes bare the strangest misshapen buds in lovely blues and purples. I assume they are sterile and serve only to attract pollinators. Does anyone know if this is a common phenomenon with plants?
#lachenalia #bulb #capeplants #fynbos #southafricanplants

Lachenalia mutabilis (part 2). The flowers on the central part of the stalk are in the process of opening and mauve is the more dominant colour. 
#lachenalia #capeplants #bulb #southafricanplants #minimal

Lachenalia mutabilis (part 2). The flowers on the central part of the stalk are in the process of opening and mauve is the more dominant colour.
#lachenalia #capeplants #bulb #southafricanplants #minimal

Lachenalia mutabilis (part 1). This is another strange one. The colour and shape of the flowers vary at different parts of the spike in quite an odd way. These are the open flowers at the lower end. 
#lachenalia #capeplants #bulb #fynbos #southafricanplants #botany

Lachenalia mutabilis (part 1). This is another strange one. The colour and shape of the flowers vary at different parts of the spike in quite an odd way. These are the open flowers at the lower end.
#lachenalia #capeplants #bulb #fynbos #southafricanplants #botany

Albuca spiralis which I received as a gift after successful MSc thesis defence. Always tought that no one could impress me with a plant bought at a local shop - was wrong! #albucaspiralis #albuca #hyacinthaceae #succulents #bulbplant #bulb #curly #geophyte #capeplants #botany #plants #ornithogalum #liliales

Albuca spiralis which I received as a gift after successful MSc thesis defence. Always tought that no one could impress me with a plant bought at a local shop - was wrong! #albucaspiralis #albuca #hyacinthaceae #succulents #bulbplant #bulb #curly #geophyte #capeplants #botany #plants #ornithogalum #liliales

Tulip, Autumn Moon Maple, Euphorbia x2 [THEY ARE THE EXACT SAME PLANT!], Tequila Sunrise Azaela, Scotch Broom #capelife #workingonthebeast #alwaystaketheopportunity #towalkwiththepuppies #rainydaybeauty #capeplants #walkingthebeasties

Tulip, Autumn Moon Maple, Euphorbia x2 [THEY ARE THE EXACT SAME PLANT!], Tequila Sunrise Azaela, Scotch Broom #capelife #workingonthebeast #alwaystaketheopportunity #towalkwiththepuppies #rainydaybeauty #capeplants #walkingthebeasties

Pachypodium namaquanum. This individual stays potbound and grows slowly. I attribute its short-fatness partly to this regime. Full sun, water once a week, it's an opportunistic grower for me, so I water year-round. I have copied an interesting story associated with this plant, which is sometimes called the "halfmens plant," in the comments (📸: @scotchsaurus ).
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#caudex #caudiciform #succulent #succulents #cactus #succulove #cactus #cacti #cactuses #cuteplant  #desertplant #tropical #tropicalplants #desertplants #botanical #succulentaddict #succulentia #pachy #pachycaul #pachypodium #namaquanum #capeplants #southafrica #namibia #dthatpachypodiumnamaquanum

Pachypodium namaquanum. This individual stays potbound and grows slowly. I attribute its short-fatness partly to this regime. Full sun, water once a week, it's an opportunistic grower for me, so I water year-round. I have copied an interesting story associated with this plant, which is sometimes called the "halfmens plant," in the comments (📸: @scotchsaurus ).
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#caudex #caudiciform #succulent #succulents #cactus #succulove #cactus #cacti #cactuses #cuteplant #desertplant #tropical #tropicalplants #desertplants #botanical #succulentaddict #succulentia #pachy #pachycaul #pachypodium #namaquanum #capeplants #southafrica #namibia #dthatpachypodiumnamaquanum

The loveliest gift from mother nature on my birthday: Gladiolus angustus , a new one for me #nofilter #iridaceae #gladiolus #capeplants #cederberg #bestgiftever

The loveliest gift from mother nature on my birthday: Gladiolus angustus , a new one for me #nofilter #iridaceae #gladiolus #capeplants #cederberg #bestgiftever

My rose bush thinks it's spring. #secondlife #dailyphoto

My rose bush thinks it's spring. #secondlife #dailyphoto

I am in heaven...in my line of work the worth of a book is immeasurable. For a postgraduate student to own these resources is unlikely...luckily for me Sanbi Bookshop made my dreams of owning these desk references and atlases a reality at a flippen fraction of the cost. #booksarelife #sanbi #botanyessentials #botany #ecology #capeplants #capefloralkingdom #research

I am in heaven...in my line of work the worth of a book is immeasurable. For a postgraduate student to own these resources is unlikely...luckily for me Sanbi Bookshop made my dreams of owning these desk references and atlases a reality at a flippen fraction of the cost. #booksarelife #sanbi #botanyessentials #botany #ecology #capeplants #capefloralkingdom #research