• Lamplanthus spectabilis

    Posted on This hardy, evergreen, fast-growing, drought-resistant, succulent plant forms a dense, trailing carpet of finger-like, succulent, grey-green. The paired leaves are free or slightly fused at their bases. The name is derived from the Greek words lampros (bright) and anthos (flower), referring to... Read more »
  • Cussonia spicata

    Posted on An unusual and distinctive tree with thick corky grey trunk. The juicy roots are a source of water in times of drought. The mature wood was used for wagon brake blocks. Read more »
  • Ursinia nana

    Posted on This small annual herb is attractive and has fast spreading habits. The wiry stems bear a single radiate (Daisy-like) flower head which is carried on a short peduncle (stalk) on the end of a leafless stem. The fruit is arranged... Read more »
  • Ursinia anthemoides

    Posted on This annual herb adds plenty of colour in Spring. The leaves are finely divided and the solitary flower heads is carried on a long stalk. The fruits have pappus scales and hairs which make them easily dispersed by wind. It... Read more »
  • Osteospermum caulescens

    Posted on Osteospermum used to belong to the genus Dimophotheca, but only the annual species remain in that genus; the perennials belong to Osteospermum. This evergreen perennial has sprawling stems that root along their length and form mats. Leathery and minutely toothed leaves can... Read more »
  • Crassula sarmentosa

    Posted on Found in forest areas between Knysna and the Transkei. This evergreen succulent grows prostrate with stems often quadrangular and with very small flowers with petals up to 4,5 mm in length. The succulent leaves are slightly toothed. Read more »
  • Clivia miniata

    Posted on Indigenous to Eastern Cape and endemic to southern Africa. This clump-forming perennial with dark green, strap-shaped leaves is widely cultivated in domestic gardens. Growing nicely in shade, it shows its bright orange flowers in trumpet shapes mainly during spring but... Read more »
  • Zostera capensis

    Posted on Flat, elongated and dark-green, grass-like plant, abundant in the lowest salt marsh, inter-tidal zone. The Knysna seahorse is understood to particularly thrive in areas of Zostera capensis vegetation. Read more »