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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by arks » Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:17 am

I saw the same plant in KNP also in mid-November and it was IDed for me (elsewhere) as the Sand Lily Crinum buphanoides :)
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by jaytea » Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:01 am

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by arks » Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:25 pm

A few flowers that I need help with. The first two are in my garden in Darling and I'm not sure whether they are wildflowers or something else.

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The third was seen along Darling Hills Road. All seen in December 2014.

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by lemonbalm » Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:07 pm

Hi Arks,

Number 1 looks to be an Alstromeria = Inca lily. Not indigenous to SA but a common garden plant here.

Number 2 is Bulbine frutescens = snake flower/cat's tail. It is indigenous to SA, and quite 'water wise'.

Number 3 is one of the Cotulas. A genus within the daisy family (Asteraceae). For those of us not specialised in the Asteraceae, very difficult to identify to species!
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by arks » Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:07 pm

thanks so much for your help lemonbalm :gflower:

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lemonbalm wrote:Number 3 is one of the Cotulas. A genus within the daisy family (Asteraceae). For those of us not specialised in the Asteraceae, very difficult to identify to species!

With you pointing me in the right direction, I looked in my fynbos book and it would seem most likely to be Cotula bipinnata ? :hmz:
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by lemonbalm » Sat Aug 01, 2015 3:59 pm

Very possible Arks :)
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by arks » Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:14 am

Here are two more that I need some help with.
and the second was in WCNP in early December 2015

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by arks » Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:43 pm

Yet another Cape plant that I need help with. This one seen along the M3 (stop & go traffic allows for plant pix :D ) in November 2015.

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by Puff Addy » Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:27 pm

Aristea bakeri or capitata, he said with authority. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by arks » Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:15 pm

Thanks PA, it's been confirmed elsewhere that it's Aristea capitata :thumbs_up:
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by arks » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:11 pm

Here are some more Cape plants that I need ID help with -- all seen along the Kommetjie boardwalk (which is part of TMNP) in late November 2015.

1. I'd thought that this was some kind of daisy, but I can't find it in my fynbos book ...
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2. Is this perhaps Silver pea (Xiphotheca fruticosa)?
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3. no idea
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4. Some kind of gousblom I think, but is it an Arctotis or an Arctotheca ?
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by arks » Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:45 pm

Some more Cape plants that I need ID help with, all seen at Cape Point in early January 2015.

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by naturelover » Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:22 pm

2. Erepsia
3. Diastella divaricata
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