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Wildflower walks in Chrissiesmeer

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The annual wild flower day will always be the 3rd weekend in January.

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Time of year 

In the summer months from August to February Chrissiesmeer area produce a splendour of field flowers. We boast with 12 wild orchids and many more flowers. 

Wild Flower Guides 

In Chrissiesmeer we have local wildflower guides (Nature lovers, and persons with a very good knowledge of the wild flowers in the district).


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They are able to take guests on a wildflower walk and/or drive any time of the year during the flower season. They know where there are very special flowers all over the area and are able to take you there with you own car. 


Wild Flower Spotting at Chrissiesmeer

Albuca setosa - Small White Albuca / Slymstok / Slymuintjie

Albuca shawii - Small Yellow Albuca / Lanternblom

Acalypha glandulifolia - Red Catkins

Acalypha peduncularis - Brooms and Brushes

Ajuga ophridis - Bugle Plant

Aloe ecklonis - Eklonse-aalwyn / Ecklon's Aloe

Aristea woodii - Blousuurkanol / Woods Aristea

Asclepias adscendens - Pompom Cartwheels

Asclepias macropus - Tailed Cartwheels

Babiana hypogea — Bobbejaanuintjie

Berkheya spp - Daisy family (spiny leaves, stems, flower bracts)

Berkheya setifera — Buffalo-tongue Berkheya / Rasperdisseldoring

Boophane disticha - Tumbleweed / Gifbol / Perdespookbossie / Seerooglelie

Becium obovatum — Cats Whiskers / Katsnor

Brunsvigia radulosa - Candelabra Flower / Kandelaarblom / Misryblom

Crassula setulosa - Furry Crassula

Commelina africana — Geeleendagsblom

Commelina benghalensis - Blouselblommetjie / Wandering Jew

Crotalaria spp - the Rattle Pod family

Cyanotis speciosa — Dolls Powder Puff/ Bloupoeierkwassie

Chironiapalustris - Bitterwortel /Marsh Chironia / Cerise Stars

Chironia pupurascens — Chironia

Corycium nigrescens Black Faced Orchid / Moederkappie

Dianthus mooiensis - Wildeangelier / Frilly Carnation

Dipcadi viride — Dainty Green Bells / Grootslymuintjie / Skaamblommetjie

Dipcadi marlothii — Dronkui

Dierama spp - Hairbells / Grasklokkies

Disa cooperi Stony grassland. Named after Thomas Cooper

Disa stachyoides Dry grasslands / Purple flower with white lip

Disa versicolor Moiste grasslands / Vanilla scented

Drosera burkeana - Sondou / Sundew

Delosperma sutherlandii - Vygie familie / Mesem

Eucomis pallidiflora — Giant Pineapple Lily

Eulophia -wehvitschii - a wetland orchid / orgidee

Eulophia clavicornis Widespread in grasslands. Clava-club, cornis - horn

Eulophia enstata Pure yellow. Enstasa – sward shaped

Eulophia ovalis Ovalis – broadly elliptic, oval

Eulophia welwitschii Named after Fredrich Welwitsch botanisi in Namibia

Eulophia zeyheriana Named after Carl Zeyher botanist 1822

Elephantorrhiza elephantina - Olifantswortel / Elephant's Root

Erythrina zeyheri - Ploegbreker / Ploughbreaker

Euphorbia clavaroides - Melkpol / Vingerpol / Lion's Spoor

Graderia scabra - Pink Ground-bells

Gnidia caffra - Gifbossie

Gnidia capitata - Gifbossies / Common Yellowhead

Gladiolus crassifolius - Thick-leaved Gladiolus

Gladiolus dalenii - African Gladiolus / Papegaaigladiolus / Wildeswaardlelie

Gladiolus papilio - Butterfly Gladiolus

Geranium (multisectum) - a geranium of marshy areas

Haplocarpa - False Gerbera / Melktou

Hebenstretia {oatesii) - Katstert

Hypericum lalandii - St John's Wort / Janskruid / Laland-se-Sint

Hypoxis acuminata - Star Flower (incorrectly called the African Potato)

Hypoxis argentea - Small Yellow Star Flower

Satyrium longicauda Blushing Bride. Longicauda – Long tailed

Satyrium trinerve Trenerva – 3 veined from base to leave

Satyrium hallackii Named after Russell hallack amateur botanist 1843

 


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Costs 

The costs will be R100 per group and R20 per person per day.


Contact 

Hester 076 039 8285 

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