• Taraxacum breviscapum

    Posted on Not listed on NEMBA legislation, however it is a troublesome weed smothering other natural vegetation. European weed found on roadsides, in waste places and in gardens.  The leaves are used traditionally as a salad and the roots are used as... Read more »
  • Tarchonanthus littoralis

    Posted on The Camphor bush may form a dense bushy shrub or a small tree, often with a contorted trunk. The leathery grey-green foliage has an aromatic camphor-like smell. Terminal sprays of small creamy flowers are followed by tiny fruits covered in... Read more »
  • Tarchonanthus trilobus

    Posted on Indigenous to the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal the Broad-leaved Camphor Bush occurs on forest margins and in wooded ravines. Its hardwood is yellowish brown, hard and durable with a camphor scent. An example is growing on Links Drive near... Read more »
  • Tecomaria capensis

    Posted on This scrambling, multi-stemmed shrub is originally from the Eastern Cape and can be quite invasive if left unchecked. Yellow and orange bushes can be found in different areas of the Park and Creek. Its pinnately compound, glossy leaves have oval... Read more »
  • Tetragonia decumbens

    Posted on This is a sprawling perennial with branches to 1m and glistening leaves that are warty or hairy. It bears yellow flowers 3-4mm in diameter, in branched axillary clusters shorter than the leaves. The fruits is initially green and succulent with... Read more »
  • Tetragonia decumbens

    Posted on Sprawling perennial with branches to 1 m and glistening leaves that are warty or hairy. Bears yellow flowers 3-4 mm diameter, in branched, axillary clusters shorter than the leaves. The fruits have stiff wings. Found at the Creek at the... Read more »
  • Tetragonia fruticosa

    Posted on This sprawling shrub with long trailing branches can be seen trailing through shrubs. It bears yellowish flowers at the end of its branches which are 3-4 mm in diameter. The fruits are broadly winged, with knobs between the wings. It... Read more »
  • Tetragonia fruticosa

    Posted on Sprawling shrub with long trailing branches bearing yellowish flowers at the end of branches 3-4 mm in diameter. Fruits broadly four-winged, with knobs between the wings. Found at the Creek at the springs high-water area. Read more »
  • Thamnochortus erectus

    Posted on This is a dioecious (meaning the male and female reproductive organs in separate plants) rhizomatous perennial. A small collection of these Restios are featured on the West side of the Indigenous Gardens. Read more »
  • Thamnochortus insignis

    Posted on This is a dioecious (meaning the male and female reproductive organs in separate plants) tufted perennial, reed-like and tall. It is a stunning accent plant especially in late summer when the golden-brown inflorescences are at their showiest. The seed comes... Read more »
  • Thamnochortus obtusus

    Posted on This is a dioecious (meaning the male and female reproductive organs in separate plants) rhizomatous perennial. A small collection of these Restios are featured on the West side of the Indigenous Gardens. Read more »
  • Torilis arvenis

    Posted on Not listed on NEMBA legislation, however it is a troublesome weed smothering other natural vegetation. Sprawling, soft, annual herb with ‘carrot-like’ leaves bearing a few small flowers. The fruits are burr-like and covered with barbed bristles. Read more »
  • Trachyandra revoluta

    Posted on This rhizomatous perennial has few roots and few leaves. The leaves are linear and rough-textured, sheathing individually at the base. The flowers are also not abundant, nodding in much-branched, spreading flower heads while the base of flower stalk has a... Read more »
  • Trifolium repens

    Posted on Not listed on NEMBA legislation, however it is a troublesome weed smothering other natural vegetation. Weed introduced from  Europe and Asia as a fodder crop. Read more »
  • Triglochin bulbosa

    Posted on A small rush-like plant with tough, dark green almost cylindrical leaves. The inflorescence is about 30 cm tall with tiny stalked flowers. Read more »
  • Triglochin striata

    Posted on A tufted plant with rhizomes and needle- or thread-like leaves. Flowers small in green, dense spiral whorls and fruits nearly spherical. Read more »
  • Tulbaghia violacea

    Posted on These scented plants are prolific during the Summer months in Steenbok Nature Reserve. They grow from fat and tuberous roots. The leaves are long, narrow, strap-like and slightly fleshy, smelling of garlic when bruised. The flowers sit high above the... Read more »
  • Typha capensis

    Posted on This leafy aquatic perennial grows in marshy grounds and isfound in the Park in the westerly wetland area. It is a monoecious plant which has the reproductive organs in separate structures but borne on the same individual. It tends to... Read more »