• Commelina africana L.

    Posted on Commelina africana differs from most other Commelina species by having pretty, small, canary-yellow flowers instead of the usual blue flowers, and also the spathe (bract) is simply folded and not joined. The plant is a spreading herb that flourishes in... Read more »
  • Tribulus terrestris

    Posted on Tribulus terrestris is an annual herb native to the Mediterranean. It is adapted to thrive in dry climate locations in which few other plants can survive. It is easily identified by its yellow flowers and narrow hairy leaves.  It propagates... 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 »
  • WAHLENBERGIA THUNBERGII

    Posted on Description:  The Wahlenbergia thunbergii species is a shrub from the bellflower (Campanulaceae) family.   The growth form of this species is considered to be a herb in this particular genus, the leaves are usually alternate, no presence of stipules and simple. ... Read more »
  • LINUM AFRICANUM

    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 »
  • Gladiolus carinatus

    Posted on Commonly known as the blue Afrikaner, is a perennial plant belonging to the genus Gladiolus and is part of the fynbos. The plant is native to the Western Cape. The flower spike is erect and unbranched with usually 4-6 flowers;... Read more »
  • 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 »
  • Podocarpus latifolius

    Posted on The real yellowwood is one of South Africa’s most valued timber trees and is also South Africa ‘s National Tree. It  is a slow-growing, usually large, evergreen tree, which grows to between 20 and 30 m in height. There are... Read more »
  • OCHNA SERRULATA

    Posted on This small semi-deciduous to evergreen shrub is usually 1 to 2m in height, but can reach 6m. It has a slender stem with smooth, brown bark. The elliptical leaves are  13-50mm long and can be narrow with blunt or rounded... Read more »
  • EUPHORBIA ERYTHRINA

    Posted on This much branched, resprouting perennial plant is easily recognisable by its stunning flower heads and long slender stems with opposite, alternate leaves. The flowers are carried at the tip of the stems and are enclosed in grenny-yellow bracts. Read more »