False Prince of Wales

Erica macowanii subsp. lanceolata flowers

The Prince of Wales Heath, Erica perspicua is a well-known and beautiful heather of the Kogelberg. It gets its name from the long-tubed hairy purple and white flowers that bear a resemblance to the Prince of Wales Feathers. Erica perspicua also grows in the Klein River Mountains but here it…

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Blue Rockets

Aristea capitata (Iridaceae) Bloukanol

The Bloukanol, Aristea bakeri and Aristea capitata, are two plants that no-one can miss when the the flowers are open. Standing proud of the fynbos, they produce tall spikes of large deep blue flowers. This has given them another common name, Blouvuurpyl or Blue Rocket. No other fynbos plant comes…

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