Flowers from ‘the burn’ above Vermont.

A trip in beautiful spring weather to visit the high mountain area above Vermont which was recently burned by fire yielded some beautiful early flowers.

One was the delicate, tiny white or pink-flowered orchid Disa obliqua.

Little yellow bulbines, pale blue Aristea spiralis, patches of white and blue flowering otholobiums, sticky-leaved Geissorhiza hispidula, the striking golden bracts of the ‘stergras’ Ficinia radiata and very attractive pale pink flowers of an Erepsia type succulent were amongst some of the flowers seen.

Any suggestions as to the identification of some of the flowers pictured will be most welcome.

The area is going to be a treasure chest to explore in the coming months and we will have some of these ‘fire specials’ on display at the Hermanus Botanical Flower Show from 24th to 27th September!

By S Jenkin

Photo of Disa obliqua : Di Marais

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