Spiloxene (Cape star) is a genus of plant species belonging to the Hypoxidaceae family. Spiloxene species are native to South Africa and Namibia.
Spiloxene serrata, Gouesterretjie in Afrikaans flowering in Nieuwoudtville, Northern Cape, South Africa.
Jez is the host of the Water Water Everywhere (WWE) challenge.
Botanical nameOxalis obtusa
Common NameYellow-eyed Sorrel, Geeloogsuring
Common name: Perskussing
Lapeirousia oreogena grows in the western portion of South Africa. This little plant is a member of the iris family.
Flowering time: Mainly flowering in late winter, spring and summer (June to January) in most South African species, although four species flower during the drier period between December and June.
Gladiolus venustus has flowers that are shades of purple to pink and sometimes dull yellow with yellow markings on the lower half of the lower tepals. It is widely distributed across the interior of the winter rainfall areas of southern Africa where it is found in dry habitats on clay and sandstone slopes.
It is called beetle daisy in English and katoog (cat eye) in Afrikaans.
The florets have dark, beetle-like markings at the base which mimic and attract pollinating bee-flies.
It can be found in Namibia and South Africa.