16 July 2008

Flowers of the Eastern Cape

It might be winter in the Eastern Cape but there is still a profusion of colour from the flowering plants.
The aloes put on a spectacular show from about June - this one was photographed at Cape St Francis two weeks ago.




Osteosermum barberiae, a perennial plant that grows in dense patches in coastal grassland. It has solitary flowers ranging from mauve to white.


Gazania krebsiana is a low growing perennial herb, which is very common in this area.

Cenia sericea is a common scraggly plant with a bright yellow flower. Apparently it is used as a remedy for reducing fever.


You could be forgiven for thinking it was spring.

9 comments:

dot said...

The first one is my favorite. I love the color and it's unusual looking.

Old Wom Tigley said...

I have to agree with Dot's choice, followed very closely by the last... excellent pictures Max

photowannabe said...

Lovely closeups. The Aloe torches are so striking.

Rose said...

I could not choose a favorite if I had too--all are so beautiful.

Susanne49 said...

That Aloe plant is stunning and wonderful. I have seen Aloe here too, but never blooming. Beautiful shot, also all the other flowers, Max!

Kay said...

I LOVE LOVE these flowers. They're all gorgeous!

sonia a.m. said...

Beautiful flowers, Max, but this Osteosermum barberiae is wonderful!

Kerri said...

I LOVE them all.....I think the second one is my favorite! I love seeing plants and flowers and trees from other areas of the world!

Marie Reed said...

Just brilliant! So happy to have found this daily.. My grandfather, father, and brother are 'Max' too:)