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Arctopus echinatus

Flat growing plant with diameter of 15 cm that grows primarily in the natural pathways of the Park and is disliked by small dog owners because the prickly fruits stick to the dogs’ fur or feet or even human feet!!
The plants are either male or female. While the male flowers are cream and borne on short flower stalks, the female flowers are greenish, stalkless and arranged in flower-like heads. The fruit is dry, brown and spiny.

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Family Name:
Common Name:
flat-thorn (Eng.) Sieketroos (Afr.)
Plant Height:
5 cm
Flower Colour:
White Pink
Flowering Time:
May, June, July