27 July 2010

Flowers of the Eastern Cape #11 - Karoo Rhigozum

My quest to find indigenous flowering plants took a good turn this week and I think I have identified this one correctly. The Karoo Rhigozum (Rhigozum obovatum), which is flowering quite prolifically in the Addo area.


The bush is quite scraggly and I imagine would hardly be noticed when it is not in flower.........


.......... but the flowers are really stunning.

3 comments:

Firefly said...

You flower knowledge is quite a lot better than mine. This is quite a beautiful flower for such a scraggy looking bush.

Naquillity said...

yes, the flower certainly makes up for its scraggliness. that first photo is perfect. hope all is well.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Gorgeous flower, Max!
Very interesting to know the species Karoo Rhigozum.