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ID for Augrabies plants

Unread postby arks » Fri Dec 28, 2007 5:48 pm

This was a common plant in Augrabies, so I hope that someone can help me with an ID.

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Unread postby arks » Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:09 pm

Here's another plant that I saw in Augrabies, which I also saw in KTP. It is not included in either park's guidebook listing of the most common plants, so I hope someone can help?

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Also, does anyone have any idea what sort of nest that might be in the left photo?
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Unread postby RosemaryH » Sat Dec 29, 2007 2:38 pm

Arks regarding the plant that is common in Augrabies, check out the Euphorbia family. Possibly Euphorbia dregeana. Will try to help with the other pic you posted and let you know.
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Unread postby arks » Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:08 pm

Many thanks for your help with these, RosemaryH! It looks like your aloe ID is spot on. I couldn't find much to confirm the specific euphorbia you mention, but it's certainly similar.

I haven't yet found a good general plant book, actually doubt that one exists. Given how really impossible it is to carry a library of field guides back and forth between SA and the US, I still have very limited ID resources. I'm still looking for a good generalist plant/tree/flower book ... :? Or perhaps I'll end up needing to buy several that will be good "at home" references but won't travel with me. Any recommendations?
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Unread postby arks » Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:07 am

These are flowering plants that I saw in Augrabies in early September.
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Unread postby RosemaryH » Tue Jan 01, 2008 7:18 am

Pic #2 - Try checking out Dyerophytum africanum(Plumbago Family) and see if you agree.

I THINK #3 could indeed be an "unwanted flower" ( :) Freda) but I will try finding a name.

I would agree with Desert Rose in #1
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Unread postby arks » Tue Jan 01, 2008 3:52 pm

Thanks as always, Rosemary! # 2 does indeed appear to be the Dyerophytum africanum Do you know a "common name" for it? I can't find one, not that it really matters :D

#3 does look sorta like a "weed" — in fact, at least in the USA, lots of wildflowers are (also) considered weeds.

Parenthetically, in the Cape, on the farm where I was staying, I found what we call vetch, which here is considered a truly noxious weed :twisted: — one of the few "wildflowers" I've found in both the USA and RSA (tho we do find many RSA wildflowers as exotic pot plants in the US).

Thanks also for confirming #1 as the desert rose.
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