Floral Friday : Erica verticillata

Erica verticillata is a species of erica that was naturally restricted to the city of Cape Town but is now classified as Extinct in the Wild. Wikipedia
This species occurred naturally on the Cape flats of the Cape Peninsula. It preferred damp sandy soils such as those found around Wynberg, Kenilworth and Zeekoeivlei where agriculture and urban development wiped out its natural populations.
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These photo’s were taken at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town.
For more photo’s click here.

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