Sunday 30 October 2011

Surprising flowers on the Kloof Mountain Trail

Clarens, 18.11.2011

High up the trail we were delighted to see tall blue flowers growing out of cracks in the sandstone rocks. They had sky blue flowers at the end of a long stem, ~75 cm long.

At first I thought that they were a medium sized foxtail lily. But later I’ve found out that they were Scilla metalensis. Stunningly beautiful!

Later on we saw some growing horizontally out of a cliff. Strange. If anybody has an explanation to this, please comment!

1 comment:

  1. I have now seen these flowers again in the KIrstenbosch Botanical Garden, Cape Town. Their latest name is Merwilla plumbea (Lindl.) Speta. See