Drosanthemum speciosum

These plants, which may become up to 80 cm tall, are locally abundant from Worcester to Barrydale in the western Little Karoo and are often seen along roads.
The many flowers are about 5 cm across and usually flaming scarlet or red, although more subtle  orangey colours also occur; they are present in late winter and spring (May-October).

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In the next post I will show you some more flowers, photographed in a somewhat different way.