Flower of the Day: Gazania rigida

Gazania rigida, found growing along the road right at the top of the farm.  This is very easy to identify unlike so many yellow daisy-like flowers because of the black marks at the base of the petals and the distinctive leaves and petals.  Note the helichrysum growing with it – helichrysum is flourishing all over the place at the moment.  It flowers in summer and we’ll see lots of it then.

Thanks to everyone who viewed the blog as a result of hearing about the blog on 567 Cape Talk.  It was exciting to have such an huge reaction to a few seconds on air and wonderful to see so much interest in our fynbos heritage.  Very motivating to keep getting up that mountain and photographing these wonderful flowers.

Gazania rigida; with Helichrysum growing alongside

Gazania rigida; with Helichrysum growing alongside

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