• 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 »
  • halleria lucida

    Posted on This evergreen, multi-stemmed tree with attractive glossy bright green foliage can reach heights of 2 – 5m.    The bark is longitudinally grooved and pale grey and brown in colour. The flowers are tubular, orange to brick-red, or yellow, very rich... Read more »
  • Harpephyllum caffrum

    Posted on Wild-plum is a single trunked tree that branches fairly high up to form a dense, rounded canopy. The smooth oval hangs in bunches from the centre of the leaf whorls. Similar at first glance to Ekebergia capensis except that it... Read more »
  • Hebenstretia repens

    Posted on Sprawling annual with branches that turn up at the ends. The leaves are narrow, sparsely toothed and the flowers appear in elongated spikes which have stalked anthers. This plant grows on flats and slopes along our coast. Read more »
  • Hedera helix

    Posted on Invasive Status in South Africa: Cat 3 A rampant, clinging evergreen vine, it is a familiar sight in gardens, waste spaces, on house walls, tree trunks and in wild areas across its native habitat. Read more »
  • Helichrysum capense

    Posted on Perennial prostrate or scrambing shrub. The young branchlets are greyish-white, woolly-felted. The flowers appear in congested, terminal clusters. The name Helichrysum is derived from the Greek helios meaning sun, and chrysos meaning gold, referring to the bright yellow colour of... Read more »
  • Helichrysum crispum

    Posted on This is a low-growing perennial shrub with grey-green leaves and stems covered with white woolly hairs. The foliage has a pleasant aromatic smell unlike the flowers. The flowers appear in congested, terminal clusters. The name Helichrysum is derived from the... Read more »
  • Helichrysum cymosum

    Posted on Straggling thinly woolly groundcover shrub with narrow to elliptical leaves that are sparsely silky above and white-felted beneath. The margins are slightly rolled under. It bears flat-topped flowerheads that resembles masses of small discs. The name Helichrysum is derived from... Read more »
  • Helichrysum dasyanthum

    Posted on This is a small, erect multi-stemmed spreading shrub. The thin stems are covered with fine, long greyish white hairs that extend to the leaves. Many flowers are arranged at the tip of the stem making it look like one large... Read more »
  • Helichrysum foetidum

    Posted on Unpleasant smelling biennial covered with gland-tipped hairs, with oblong to lance-shaped leaves that are roughly hairy above and grey-woolly beneath. It bears leafy clusters of flattened flowerheads 15-25 mm diam. with cream to yellow bracts. The name Helichrysum is derived... Read more »
  • Helichrysum petiolare

    Posted on Fast spreading, aromatic ground cover type shrub which loves the Reserve’s conditions where it can be seen in the long grass up to a diameter of 3m. The foliage is covered in silver-grey hairs. Many tiny yellow flowers form small... Read more »
  • Helichrysum teretifolium

    Posted on Straggling shrublet with leaves hooked at tips, more or less hairless above but white-woolly beneath. The flowerheads appear in dense flat-topped clusters, without ray florets, surrounded by creamy white papery bracts that spread at the tips. Read more »
  • Heliophila subulata

    Posted on This is a minutely hairy, annual or perennial shrublet with leathery, linear to lanceolate leaves. The stems are green or purple with narrow leaves that taper from a narrow base to a very fine point. The delicate flowers are purple... Read more »
  • Hermannia hyssopifolia

    Posted on This stiffly erect rounded shrub that can be as small as 300mm but also up to 2m. The new stems are purple and hairy while the older stems are reddish. The flowers have an inflated balloon-like calyx with the tips... Read more »
  • Hibiscus diversifolius

    Posted on This erect, perennial shrub has brownish-grey and extremely prickly stems and can be found on the sand dunes north west of Kingfisher Creek. The leaves are arranged in a spiral along the stem. They are large and broadly ovate, coarsely... Read more »
  • Hibiscus trionum

    Posted on Not listed in NEMBA legislation, however it is a troublesome weed smothering other natural vegetation. This stiffly hairy annual was introduced from the Old World tropics and now widespread in southern Africa. The leaves are lobed or toothed. The showy... Read more »
  • Hypoestes aristata

    Posted on This fast growing erect shrub is very common in Steenbok. Its big, oval leaves are soft, hairy and dark green. The flowers are produced in axillary clusters and  have two lips which curl back like a miniature florist’s ribbon (hence... Read more »
  • Hypoxis hemerocallidea

    Posted on This is a tuberous perennial with strap-like leaves and yellow star-shaped flowers. The broad, stiff leaves are neatly arranged one above the other in three ranks.  The densely hairy leaves arch outwards with prominent ribs and tapering towards the tips.... Read more »

    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 »