• Echium pininana

    Posted on It is a biennial or triennial weed, showing little more than leaf in the first year, but subsequently produces a dense, 4 metres (potentially) flower spike that carries a dense mass of leaves and small white/blue flowers. Not on Nemba listing, however  the... Read more »
  • Ekebergia capensis

    Posted on The large-leafed Cape-ash (also commonly referred to as Essenhout) is single-stemmed and divides fairly low down into a spreading rounded canopy. Its smooth, shiny fleshy, many-seeded and round fruit grows in profusion in good rainfall years and is popular with... Read more »
  • Elaeodendron croceum

    Posted on Evergreen medium size tree with grey-to dark brown bark. Leaves are leathery and serrated, dark green above and paler green with dark veins on the underside. It is a member of the Spike thorn family with pale yellow fruit that... Read more »
  • Elegia tectorum

    Posted on This restio has an upright, symmetrical, tufted reed-like appearance with thin, dark green stems topped with dark brown flowers. Like all members of the Restio family, the male and female flowers appear on separate plants. Grows well in seasonal marshes... Read more »
  • Eragrostis curvula

    Posted on Grows in disturbed places, mostly in well drained fertile soil in regions with a high rain fall with overgrazed and trampled veld. It is the most important cultivated pasture in the inland highveld regions of South Africa. It is often... Read more »
  • Eriocephalus africanus

    Posted on An easy way to identify wild rosemary is the thin needle-shaped leaves that are arranged in tufts along the branches.  These light grey, green leaves are designed to reflect sunlight thus reducing leaf temperature. The minute, silvery hairs covering the... Read more »
  • Erythrina caffra

    Posted on This is a single-stemmed tree with a wide spreading canopy. Younger branches have short, sharp, black-tipped prickles. Insects and sunbirds flock to the spectacular orangey-red flowers in late winter when the tree is largely leafless. The soft wood was used... Read more »
  • Eucalyptus grandis

    Posted on Originally imported from Australia and grown for support poles for the mines these magnificent trees, lining links Drive for over 50 years, are a landmark in Knysna pointing the way to Leisure Isle. However they are now classified as invaders... Read more »
  • Euclea racemosa

    Posted on Evergreen shrub or small tree occurring in dune scrub and hence very happy in both the Park (especially along Links Drive) and the Creek. It reproduces through very deep-rooted suckers and bears fairly inconspicuous small, creamy-white, bell shaped flowers. The... Read more »
  • Eucomis autumnalis

    Posted on This beautiful deciduous bulb grows in large clumps. The leaves are ovoid in shape, broad, soft-textured, fleshy, with wavy edges. The inflorescence is a compact cylindrical raceme on a sturdy stalk, carrying starry yellowish-green flowers with a tuft of leaf-like... Read more »
  • Eulophia speciosa

    Posted on This terrestrial orchid is one of the most common southern African eulphias with fleshy lance-shaped, semi-erect leaves that arise from underground corms.  It can bear up to 30 flowers in a lax unbranched raceme. The flowers are a striking yellow... Read more »

    Posted on This much branched, resprouting perennial plant is easily recognisable by its stunning flower heads and long slender stems with opposite, alternate leaves. The flowers are carried at the tip of the stems and are enclosed in grenny-yellow bracts. Read more »
  • Euryops pectinatus

    Posted on ‘Daisy’ bush from the north-western Cape that grows well in the Park. It has distinctive soft, grey-green foliage, is fast growing and evergreen, bearing bright yellow daisy-shaped flowers. Read more »
  • Euryops virgineus

    Posted on This is a much-branched, evergreen and densely leafy shrub which can easily found in the Indigenous garden, bearing stiff erect stems. It produces masses of small, bright yellow, honey-scented daisy flowerheads on the ends of the stems. Read more »
  • Eustachys paspaloides

    Posted on Grows in undisturbed open grassland and is mostly found in stony and sandy soil. It is a very palatable grass and it is the first to disappear in over grazing. Read more »