July 28, 2013July 28, 2013 Masterpiece: The King Protea The Cape Floral Kingdom has an extraordinary richness and diversity. The Protea family alone includes some 360 species in 14 genera, of which the King Protea, holds a special place. Share this:FacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading... Related
12 thoughts on “Masterpiece: The King Protea”
the center of that flower would be very difficult to capture in watercolor!!
Hi Z, yes there’s an intricacy to the heart of those flowers 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.
Thanks Amy! They’re amazing flowers – well adapted to harsh conditions – poor soil, extreme wind and fire.
I love the Protea 🙂
Aren’t they just so stylish. Thanks for stopping by, Colline.
Love those!! Nice capture and reminder. 8)
Wow! That’s one gorgeous flower!
Yes, they make quite a statement in floral terms 🙂 Thanks for the comment Uday.
I have never seen anything like this one. It doesn’t look like it would be too happy up North… 🙂
Yes, quite an amazing design – and you’re right it’s specific to the Cape Floral region – needs quite harsh conditions…. including fire in it’s growing cycle.