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Re: MARAKELE FLOWERS

Unread postby naomi c » Tue May 29, 2012 10:32 am

Even a white one that looked a little out of place to me?

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Re: MARAKELE FLOWERS

Unread postby lion queen » Tue May 29, 2012 12:58 pm

This is a gladiolus...........there is orange ones in the wild, but not sure about the white ones.

Those purple flower look a lot like some type of Iris??
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Re: MARAKELE FLOWERS

Unread postby naomi c » Tue May 29, 2012 3:33 pm

Have posted both the purple flowers and the upside down pink ones on the ID thread. No feedback yet. :cry:

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Re: MARAKELE FLOWERS

Unread postby lion queen » Tue May 29, 2012 4:02 pm

I'll go have a look if there's some one I could poke for an answer.................. :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: MARAKELE FLOWERS

Unread postby MATTHYS » Tue May 29, 2012 4:57 pm

OUCH ! :wink:

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Re: MARAKELE FLOWERS

Unread postby lion queen » Tue May 29, 2012 6:32 pm

:gflower: :gflower:

Thanx Matthys.............here's a bunch of Marakele flowers just for you!!
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Re: MARAKELE FLOWERS

Unread postby naomi c » Thu May 31, 2012 11:05 am

Pic taken in Bontle Campsite:

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Re: MARAKELE FLOWERS

Unread postby naomi c » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:43 am

We spent a weekend at Marakele at the end of September. It was extremely dry and I searched high and low for flowers to add to this thread!
On the mountain I found these little shrubs with the white flowers

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Re: MARAKELE FLOWERS

Unread postby naomi c » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:46 am

And near the entrance to Tlopi Tented Camp was a Huilboerboon tree covered in beautiful red flowers

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Re: MARAKELE FLOWERS

Unread postby naomi c » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:48 am

And the only other thing I found that darem resembles a flower was the new growth on the Protea bushes

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Re: MARAKELE FLOWERS

Unread postby naomi c » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:52 am

And I am afraid that's it! :shock:

Well hopefully on our next visit I will get some more pics to add!

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Re: MARAKELE FLOWERS

Unread postby lemonbalm » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:18 pm

naomi c wrote:Image

Hi Naomi, don't know if you are still looking for answers to these flowers? This one I think is some kind of Anemone. I can only suggest genera for some of these - still very much learning plants I'm afraid!
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Re: MARAKELE FLOWERS

Unread postby lemonbalm » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:20 pm

naomi c wrote:Yellow flowers in abundance:

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Hibiscus sp.
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Re: MARAKELE FLOWERS

Unread postby lemonbalm » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:23 pm

naomi c wrote:Image

Clematis brachiata AKA Traveller's Joy. This is actually a creeper in something else, so the leaves in the photo are not related to the flowers.
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Re: MARAKELE FLOWERS

Unread postby lemonbalm » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:24 pm

naomi c wrote:Image

Berkheya sp.
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