A fire swept through this area several months ago and this exposed many interesting plants. Many of these plants are narrow endemics, being restricted to the Cape Peninsula, and therefore rank in the Red List as being some of the more endangered species.
One of the first plants we encountered was something which looks like Afroaster perfoliatus but which turned out to be Othonna perfoliata. Not far beyond this we saw a late-flowering Tritoniopsis dodii.
|Serruria villosa (Rare)|
|Looking southwards towards Cape Point|
|Looking southwards towards Cape Point - Mimetes fimbriifolius in foreground|
|Liparia parva (Vulnerable)|
Also growing in the bare sand patches were Othonna bulbosa, Gnidia juniperifolia and a very attractive small Wurmbea, the Vulnerable Wurmbea hiemalis.
|Wurmbea hiemalis (Vulnerable)|
Thanks go to Callan for sharing his time and the flowers of the peninsular with us. Callan provided plant names along the way but with so many new species, errors are always possible and we take responsibility for any incorrect names for the plants included here.