The bleak days of the Covid-19 lockdown are lifting as we joyfully celebrate the arrival of spring. The wildflowers are blooming in vibrant swathes of colour after good winter rainfall, in contrast to the previous years of drought. Thankfully the local dams supplying the City of Cape Town are at 92% capacity and further rainfall is forecast for this weekend.
Glorious swathes of colourful flowers carpet the fields.
Vygies, in brilliant colours bloom across the fields.
Common Babiana. Found on sandy or gravelly flats and lower slopes in the southwestern Cape. A cormous geophyte;Flowers up to 4 per spike. Sweetly scented.
Dorotheanthus Bokbaaivygies in vibrant colours bloom in springtime glory.
The magic carpet, Asteracaea.
Carpets of daisies bloom in fields, Postberg West Coast National Park.
A sweetly spice-scented shrub. Grows on slopes and flats on granite or coastal sands, approximately 140 species.Important in tradional medicines and use in the fragrance industry.
Carpets of glorious wildflowers bloom in profusion across the fields.