Calpurnia aurea being attended to by a pollinator. This small evergreen tree is indigenous to the eastern cape, natal and gauteng provinces of South Africa. It grows to 4m. It is fast growing and produces yellow pea-like flowers from 2yrs, making it the ideal ‘instant’ tree. It can be pruned into a compact shape and is frost tolerant.
A native of Mexico, this Moonstone succulent flowers from late winter to early spring.
It is indigenous to the Little Karoo in the Western Cape, South Africa.
The carrier handle on this wine box makes a good plant tag !
Found in stony places and drier areas of the Karoo and Namaqualand in South Africa. The starfish-like flowers mimic the odour of rotting flesh, to attract the carrion flies that pollinate them.
Nice to look at though !
Seedpod and seeds of Stapelia gariepensis.
Albuca bracteata – Sea onion being attended to by a bee !
Attractive inflorescences on long spikes of small white fragrant flowers with green central stripes produced from spring to summer.
These South African natives are particularly attractive in rock gardens, slopes and containers.
Ornithogalum thyrsoides is a bulbous perrenial bearing a raceme of glossy white flowers.
It occurs on sandy flats and lower slopes from Namaqualand to the southern cape.
Now flowering at Towerkop Nursery, I just love the name ‘Chincherinchee’ !