Here are a few of the Ericas we have seen in Fernkloof so far this month. As Belle used to say, February is Erica time!
Here are a few examples of what we have seen either picking for the Visitors’ Centre or on a Fire monitoring walk.
The Erica hermani is very special as it is only found in the Hermanus area, hence the species name, hermani.
Another special one is Erica ioniana, named in honour of Dr Ion Williams who discovered the species while conducting a survey of the flora of his Vogelgat Nature Reserve. We are fortunate to have this Erica in Fernkloof.
The Erica williamsiorum, also named after Dr Williams, was found in very close proximity.
The spectacle of these beautiful plants is a privilege to enjoy!
Article and Images by Liz Hutton