Fandango’s Flashback Friday — July, 16

Fandango asks if you would like to expose your newer readers to some of you earlier posts that they might never have seen?

This post was originally published on 16 July 2015

wildflower (or wild flower) is a flower that grows in the wild, meaning it was not intentionally seeded or planted. Spring flower season in the Cape Region runs from the beginning of August to the end of September; though, both the West Coast and the Tankwa Karoo national parks’ best viewing period is from the last two weeks of August until mid-September.  These photo’s are from previous years. 

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The Aizoaceae, or fig-marigold family, is a large family of dicotyledonous flowering plants containing 135 genera and about 1800 species. They are commonly known as ice plants or carpet weeds. They are often called vygies in South Africa and New Zealand.
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Calla Lilies – Zantedeschia is a genus of eight species of herbaceous, perennial, flowering plants in the family Araceae, native to southern Africa from South Africa north to Malawi. The genus has been introduced on all continents except Antarctica. 

Ornithogalum thyrsoides
Ornithogalum thyrsoides is a bulbous plant species that is endemic to the Cape Province in South Africa.
It is also known by the common names of chinkerinchee or chincherinchee,
star-of-Bethlehem or wonder-flower.
Gheissorhiza eurystigma (kelkiewyn)
Geissorhiza eurystigma L.Bolus
Family: Iridaceae
Common names: wine cups (Engl.); kelkie wyn (Afr.)

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13 thoughts on “Fandango’s Flashback Friday — July, 16

  1. Interesting. Quite some of these flowers are blooming here at the East Anglian coast as well. F.e. we have two huge Calla in front of our entrance. Of course, we have here summer now.
    Thanks for sharing
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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