• Wahlenbergia procumbens

    Posted on This is a tiny herb with spreading stems rooting along their length. It is found growing on the north banks of the unpaved path between the bowling greens and the Leisure Isle Boat Club trailer park. The flowers are bell-shaped... Read more »
  • Watsonia fourcadei

    Posted on This cormous geophyte can reach up to 2m tall. The leaves are sword-shaped and 15-40mm wide. The flowers are found in elongated spikes with arctuate stamens (curved upward like a bow). The genus Watsonia commemorates the eighteenth century English physician Sir William... Read more »
  • Watsonia hybrid

    Posted on This erect cormous perennial herb forms large clumps with strap-like leaves. The underground corms start to grow in late autumn and foliage is produced during the winter. The flowering stems appear in spirally twisted spikes of trumpet-shaped flowers arranged singly... Read more »
  • Watsonia knysnana

    Posted on This robust, cormous geophyte has sword-shaped leaves arranged in a tight fan, they are leathery and fibrous.  The leaves grow up to 60cm, with flower spikes no more than a meter. It flowers well in disturbed sites from Swellendam to... Read more »
  • Watsonia laccata

    Posted on This plant is one of the smaller members of the Iridaceae family (30 to 40 cm tall) and can be found growing on the bank in the Indigenous Garden. The leaves are glossy, sword-shaped with lightly thickened margins, mostly 6-15mm wide and... Read more »
  • Watsonia wilmaniae

    Posted on This cormous geophyte has sword-shaped leaves, it is a rather untidy plant. The flowers appear on tall spikes where each spike carries between 12 to 20 flowers. The large clumps tend to occur in wet and especially marshy ground. Read more »