Catching up and naming the flowers
Real life took over blogging life for a few days and we now have a backlog of flowers to document. The first few are the ones I last posted without doing the research to identify them. Here there are at last, first, above, is the Metalsia, though I am not certain of the subspecies. This is common all over the farm and a delight to see as it has a long flowering season.
This lovely blue flowering bulb has popped up in lots of damp places. It turns out to be Aristea africana, a close relation of Aristea capitata which was recently our Flower of the Day.
Polygala is a common fynbos flower and this one is either refracta or bracteolata or indeed one of the 30 other fynbos subspecies.
In a previous blog I incorrectly identified this as an aloe. Its not of course, it is a red hot poker, the Latin name is Kniphofia uvairia and it is a common and much loved wild flower in these mountains, though this is the first one I have seen on this farm.
Finally what a delight to see that this little yellow flower, distinctive because of its four petals, is Sebea aurea, a relation of Sebea exacoides which we posted quite recently.