• Lagurus ovatus

    Posted on Not listed in NEMBA legislation, however it is  troublesome and can  smother and out compete other natural vegetation, however it doesn’t pose a problem where it occurs in the Reserve, so it will not be removed. Grows in disturbed places... Read more »
  • 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 »
  • Lantana camara

    Posted on Invasive Status in South Africa: NEMBA  Cat. 1b Origin: Central and South America A much-branched scabrid, upright arching or scrambling shrub.  This plant  reproduces by seeds, which are readily dispersed by birds and other animals (e.g. rodents) that eat the... Read more »
  • Leonotis leonurus

    Posted on This tall and fast growing roughly hairy shrub is found all over the Steenbok.  It is composed of erect branched stems with pungent smelling and narrow leaves. Above these leaves are spherical inflorescences of orange-red velvety, nectar rich flowers which... Read more »
  • Lepidium africanum

    Posted on This pale biennial or short lived perennial is often found on distrurbed soil. The leaves are oblanceolate (meaning : lanceolate with the more pointed end at the base) and toothed. Read more »
  • Leucojum vernum

    Posted on Not listed in NEMBA legislation, however it is a troublesome plant  smothering other natural vegetation. An exotic “import” from Central Europe that probably took root as a result of a resident dumping garden refuse in the area north/west of the... Read more »
  • Limonium linifolium

    Posted on Tufted dwarf herb with narrow (1 mm broad) branched leaves (3 to 6 mm in length) from stem on woody base. Flowers 5 mm diameter with 5 petals. Read more »

    Posted on The distribution range of Linum africanum occurs within the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape and also it is an endemic plant in South Africa. The specific range includes from Cape peninsula to Knysna and Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth).   This... Read more »
  • Lobelia anceps

    Posted on Erect or sprawling hairless perennial with prostrate branches that root at the nodes which loves to grow in warm, damp conditions. The leaves are ovate-elliptical are toothed. The exquisite tiny flowers appear in the axils of the upper leaves. The... Read more »
  • Lobelia erinus

    Posted on Lobelia erinus  Only 69 species occur in South Africa. The preferred habitat is lower mountain slopes and coastal flats. Distribution ranges from the Bokkeveld Mountains to tropical Africa. Flower colour ranges from blue, violet, pink or white and mostly with... Read more »
  • Lobelia tomentosa

    Posted on This tufted shrublet branches from the base and has hairy stems. The hard, hairy leaves are long and narrow, up to 5 mm in width. They are toothed with margins that are rolled under. The exquisite tiny flowers are borne... Read more »
  • Loxostylis alata

    Posted on This small semi-deciduous tree occurs naturally in the coastal regions of the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. It is usually single-stemmed but branches low down on the trunk. The fruits are small and fleshy. It is an excellent candidate for the... 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 »