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September 17, 2018

Salvia Africana-lutea

_DSC4910 Salvia Africana-lutea also known as dune salvia, wild sage, geelblomsalie. This shrub is very attractive and unusual due to its colouring – grey green leaves and red brown flowers. The leaves are very aromatic and have been used as a substitute for sage. Salvia specie infusions have been extensively used medicinally for colds, flu and bronchitis
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September 17, 2018

Ruschia intricata

_DSC5063 Ruschia intricata is a striking “vygie” also known locally as the doringvygie. The leaves are small and cylindrical and grey green in colour. The whole plant becomes completely covered in glistening purple with yellow flowers from July to September.
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September 16, 2018

Hermannia saccifera

_DSC5036 Hermannia saccifera also known as Komynbossie or Sterpoprosie is a sprawling shrublet less than 30cm tall with vibrant yellow flowers the leaves are sometimes “sticky” and are toothed. Hermannia saccifera seems to be browsed only occasionally when animals are stressed for food.
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July 30, 2018

Birdlists ~ Peter Boardman

article5image5  Peter Boardman from Red Rocks 27 needs no introduction to Gondwana. He is a very enthusiastic and dedicated birder. He has compiled a wonderful record over the years of his bird sightings when he visits the reserve from the UK. Peter has complied a list of what he regards as  “common” birds, by which he means species which he would be d
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July 17, 2018

Agathosma ovata

_DSC9746-landscape  Also known as Basterboegoe or false buchu. Can grow upto 2m tall. The leaves are from strap-shaped to round and strongly scented when crushed. The flowers can be white, pink or purple. Buchu was an important part of the Khio culture in the Cape. It is still used as a general health tonic and people often chew the leaves fresh or dried as well
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