The variety of wildflowers in bloom after the effect of fire still continues to add swathes of colour to the mountainsides. The dense stands of powder puffs in the Silvermine area and the bloodroot flowers in the section of the Cape Point reserve steal the show in their shades of lilac and mauve.
The flower head of Dilatris pillansii – a rhizomatous perennial.
Capturing a close-up reveals the reddish tint.
They’re impressive when grouped together.
The Lilac powderpuffs – Pseudoselago spuria
The densely packed flowers form a flat-topped cluster
The orange patches are the unopened buds.
12 thoughts on “Bloodroot and Powder Puffs”
Pretty wildflowers – they must be a sight to see!
Thanks for the beautiful bouquets, Liz!
You’re welcome and courtesy of the bounteous veld 🙂
We are blessed with wild flowers in this country – although the Western Cape has a brimful share. These are lovely!
Yes, so blessed and to the brimful 🙂
They’re like little gems, very sweet!
Aren’t they gorgeous! I like your description Gilly – little gems indeed.
What pretty pastels Liz.
Thanks Jude. Yes – so gentle and they look fabulous grouped together, nodding heads.
Perfectly lovely and testament to the power of nature to regenerate and replenish.
Thanks for your sage comments Theresa – nature’s regenerative powers are awesome.