Plants to look out for in Spring

Steenbok Nature reserve is abundant with colorful flowers during the Spring months.

Lobelia tomentosa

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 on long, wiry, erect stalks.

Trachyandra revoluta

A rather sprawling plant with a large spreading mass of flowering stems and flowers with the petals flexed backwards.
A favorite stop for visiting bees and spiders.

These plants are very low on the ground, so best to sit awhile to appreciate their true beauty.