• Restio eleocharis

    Posted on This plant can be found in the sandy, dune areas of Steenbok Nature Reserve.   The dichotomously branches (type of branching in plants that results when the growing point (apical bud) divides into two equal growing points often twisted) are... Read more »
  • Zygophyllum L.

    Posted on Description Zygophyllum is derived from the Greek words, zygos, meaning joined, and phyllon, meaning leaf, referring to the paired leaves of many of the species.  This many-stemmed dwarf shrub usually grows to a height of  ± 1 m to ±... Read more »
  • Haemanthus albiflos

    Posted on The flower of Haemanthus albiflos grows up to 250mm high.  The smooth, shiny leaves are oblong and may vary in colour from pale to dark green.  The leaves may be covered with short, soft hairs and have yellow spots on... Read more »
  • Artemisia afra

    Posted on This perennial shrub is a very popular medicinal plant in South Africa. It can look slightly scruffy with its long stems but the soft, aromatic leaves more than make up for this. The leaves resemble those of ferns in shape,... Read more »
  • Curio repens

    Posted on This is a succulent spreading shrublet with erect habits. The many branched stems forming dense mats on the ground. The leaves are nearly cylindrical, up to 1cm in diameter and up to 8cm long. They are flatter on their inner... Read more »
  • Scadoxus puniceus

    Posted on This is one of South Africa’s most striking bulbous plants with a large underground bulb that can reach up to 10cm across. The plants are dormant in winter, using the large bulbs and roots to store moisture during that time.... Read more »
  • Clivia nobilis

    Posted on This evergreen fleshy bulb-like rhizome forms a tight clump as new suckers are produced and the plant becomes larger. It does well in light shade but grows much taller and more upright in dense shade. The height can therefore vary between... Read more »
  • Cestrum laevitigata

    Posted on Invasive Status in South Africa: NEMBA Cat 1b Origin: South America Large evergreen shrub / tree the young leafy shoots and green berries of which are toxic. This poisonous plant has lance-shaped leaves and greenish-yellow, tube-shaped flowers, which appear from... Read more »
  • Solanum nigrum

    Posted on Not listed in NEMBA legislation, however it is  troublesome  weed and can  smother and out compete other natural vegetation. Native to Eurasia and introduced in the Americas, Australasia, and South Africa. It is also known as black nightshade. Parts of... 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 »