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Winter in the Fynbos: View from the Akkadiesberg near Hermanaus looking towards the small village of Stanford.
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Leucospermum hypophyllocarpodendron subsp. hypophyllocarpodendron flowering in the Fynbos in the Cape of Good Hope section of Table Mountain National Park.
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Protea cynaroides, more commonly known as the ‘King Protea’ is South Africa’s national flower.
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Watsonia coccinea in bloom a few months after a fire has moved through the landscape.
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August spring flowers in the Cederberg’s Biedouw Valley.
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The spectacular locally endemic woody Irid Nivenia stoekoei can be seen flowering in February at the height of the Southern Hemisphere’s summer months.
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Skeletal structure of a Protea shrub after a Fynbos fire has moved through the landscape. The fire stimulates the seed cones to open, distributing the seeds of the next generation.
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The Fire Lily Cyrtanthus ventricosus is stimulated to bloom by chemicals from the smoke of a Fynbos fire, coming in to bloom in the first ten days after the veld burns.
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Lachenalia quadricolor in bloom in early spring in Critically Endangered Cape Flats Sand Fynbos in one of the City of Cape Town’s open spaces.

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Botanist, blogger and conservationist based in Cape Town at the heart of South Africa’s Cape Floristic Region. https://www.capetownbotanist.com

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