• Commelina africana L.

    Posted on Commelina africana differs from most other Commelina species by having pretty, small, canary-yellow flowers instead of the usual blue flowers, and also the spathe (bract) is simply folded and not joined. The plant is a spreading herb that flourishes in... Read more »
  • Tribulus terrestris

    Posted on Tribulus terrestris is an annual herb native to the Mediterranean. It is adapted to thrive in dry climate locations in which few other plants can survive. It is easily identified by its yellow flowers and narrow hairy leaves.  It propagates... Read more »
  • Lycium ferocissimum

    Posted on This erect, woody shrub  grows 2–3 m tall and spreads about 3 m wide. The red berries, that are borne sporadically throughout the year and make it a perfect plant to attract birds, small animals and insects to the Reserve.... Read more »
  • 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 »
  • Curtisia dentata

    Posted on A medium to tall evergreen tree, 2-12 m and up to 20 m in height.  The leaves are simple, egg-shaped with pointed tips and coarsely toothed edges, and are arranged in opposite pairs. The leaf’s upper surface is smooth and... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Amaryllis belladonna

    Posted on Description The bulb is typically large, brown and rounded and has a moderate growth rate.  The large clusters of scented, trumpet-shaped pink flowers are carried on a long purplish-red and green stem.  Up to twelve flowers are produced from the... Read more »
  • HYPOXIS VILLOSA

    Posted on This beautiful tuberous perennial grows extremely well in the Indigenous Garden. Easily recognisable with its strap-like leaves which are arranged tidily one above the other in 3 ranks. These hairy leaves are arched with prominent ribs, narrowing at the tips.... Read more »
  • ALBUCA BRACTEATA

    Posted on This succulent bulb is commonly known as the pregnant onion due to the fact that it does look like an pale green to yellow onion sitting on top of the soil – growing up to 10cm in diameter – and also because... Read more »