WOW, restio!!! Many, many thanks to you and your Dad, all this info is fascinating. I'm really going to have to get myself a Cape flora book next time I'm there, because I'm always wondering about the plants when I'm out and about.
Don't worry about those daisies as I'll admit that I took those pix in a garden (at Suikerbossie
), but even in gardens, I'm never sure what are just garden plants and what are indigenous wildflowers. Also, many plants, particularly daisy types, that grow wild in SA are sold as bedding plants or houseplants here in the USA.
It's so great having you (and your Dad), JB and Imberbe able to help out here and I hope other forumites will find these discussions as interesting as I do. All these smaller things — plants and bugs and reptiles and more — add so much to the full experience of nature and the parks. The more time I spend, the more curious I've become, plus I suppose that once you've seen the big things and are no longer concentrating so intensely on seeing lions and rhino and such, you begin to notice more (and more) of the smaller things.
Thanks again to all of you for participating!! I'll be posting the first of my KNP mysteries over the weekend
PS: Sorry about the pic/pix that aren't opening, tinypic isn't as reliable as it once was (perhaps because so many are now using it?), but it sure is easy
I've encountered the same no-open problems with both my pix and those in others reports — and not all are hosted by tinypic. I wonder whether it's also that with newer cameras, image size has increased enormously just over the past few months? And even with re-sizing .... (Far too technical a concept for my non-techie brain
PPS: I was able to find both those daisies by searching on family Asteraceae on the PlantzAfrica
database. So thanks for pointing me in the right direction on that. Often it only takes having a bit of the right name/info to get to the specific, although that didn't work for the ericas