• Veltheimia bracteata

    Posted on This bulbous plant with wavy strap-shaped, glossy green leaves is deciduous with leaves dying back in Summer. The reddish-pink flowers are held in upright racemes of up to 60 flowers. They appear upright and in tight buds before flowering but... Read more »
  • Vepris lanceolata

    Posted on SA Tree No. 261 This is a small to medium size tree. The bark is grey to pale brown with white and orange patches. The glossy green leaves have three spreading leaflets with wavy margins.  The crushed leaves typically have... Read more »
  • Verbena bonariensis

    Posted on Invasive status in SA: Cat. 1b. Origin: Brazil. Tall herb with square stems covered with stiff hairs.  Widespread in the southern Cape wherever there is moist ground-hence also known as the Blouwater Bossie. Imported alien growing in the long grass... Read more »
  • Vicia angustifolia

    Posted on Not listed on NEMBA legislation, however it is a troublesome weed smothering other natural vegetation. An introduced herb. Flowers are brilliant cerise turning purple as they age. Flowers in the Park in in the sandy grasslands. The scrambling growth habit... Read more »
  • Vinca major

    Posted on Invasive Status South Africa: NEMBA Cat. 1b Origin: Europe and Middle East Vinca major is a trailing vine, spreading along the ground and rooting along the stems to form dense masses of groundcover,  individually 2–5 m across and scrambling up to 50–70 cm high. The leaves are... Read more »

    Posted on Virgilia divaricata and V. oroboides are very similar and are often confused but V. divaricata rarely exceeds 10m – unlike V. oroboides which can reach 15m. It has a bushy, rounded to broadly conical growth habit with branches growing close to the ground. The... Read more »
  • Virginia oroboides subsp. oroboides

    Posted on This widespread and fast growing plant can be seen in the Park as shrubs and also as stand alone trees. The trunk has a silvery-grey and smooth bark, long and slender with a sparse crown. The steeply ascending branches carry... Read more »