• Lobelia erinus

    Posted on Lobelia erinus  Only 69 species occur in South Africa. The preferred habitat is lower mountain slopes and coastal flats. Distribution ranges from the Bokkeveld Mountains to tropical Africa. Flower colour ranges from blue, violet, pink or white and mostly with... Read more »

    Posted on Description:  The Wahlenbergia thunbergii species is a shrub from the bellflower (Campanulaceae) family.   The growth form of this species is considered to be a herb in this particular genus, the leaves are usually alternate, no presence of stipules and simple. ... Read more »
  • Commelina benghalensis

    Posted on Not listed in NEMBA legislation, however it is a troublesome weed,  can  smother and out compete other natural vegetation. Currently being dealt with west of the Tennis courts. Commelina benghalesis is a common, widespread weed found throughout southern Africa, tropical Africa... Read more »
  • Vinca major

    Posted on Invasive Status South Africa: NEMBA Cat. 1b Origin: Europe and Middle East Vinca major is a trailing vine, spreading along the ground and rooting along the stems to form dense masses of groundcover,  individually 2–5 m across and scrambling up to 50–70 cm high. The leaves are... Read more »
  • Strelitzia reginae

    Posted on This tufted, evergreen, acaulescent (i.e. stemless) perennial herb is very well know around the world and is commonly used for cut flowers. The leaf and stalk are smooth and emerge from an underground rhizome. When the plant reaches 4 years old,... Read more »
  • Strelitzia nicolai

    Posted on SA Tree No. 34 This evergreen tree has striking foliage and its multi-stems form dense clumps. The large leaves can reach up to 2m in length but tear easily when exposed to the wind and end up looking like feathers.... Read more »
  • Salvia chamelaeagnea

    Posted on This evergreen, grey hairy shrub is very distinctive by its tetragonal (square-shaped), upright stems. The leaves are dotted with glands which emit a very strong scent when touched, leaving a sticky, bitter-tasting residue on fingers. The whorls of flowers are... Read more »
  • Salvia africana

    Posted on This species has for many years been known as Salvia africana-caerulea, however, according to the rules of botanical nomenclature, hyphenated names are illegitimate. This soft, grey-hairy shrub found naturally on the sandy flats in the south western Cape and is very... Read more »
  • Plumbago auriculata

    Posted on A large scrambling untidy shrub with clear blue flowers at the end of the branch tips. In summer, the bush is covered with glorious sky-blue flowers which are then followed by sticky hairy seeds. This shurb is well known to... Read more »
  • Plectranthus saccatus

    Posted on This plant is originally from eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal but is now very happy in the shade in the plectranthus flower-bed near the main entrance to the Park. The leaves are ovate and lightly toothed. The flowers are among the... Read more »