Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pincushion Protea

Pincushion Proteas in full bloom at the Van Stadens Wild Flower Reserve west of Port Elizabeth

5 comments:

  1. Great pic Firefly. We want to make a trip to the flower reserve soon too.

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  2. Gorgeous!! Such vivid colours. I love these proteas - so delicate compared to some of the others!

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  3. Those are so beautiful! I saw some at the Cape.

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  4. Lovely photo! Apparently these Leucospermum cordifolium flowerheads (that consist of lots of smaller "flowers") all open up facing the sun so they always face east and are sometimes called Compass Flowers. For more info see http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantklm/leucospcordifol.htm.

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