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!
I have now seen these flowers again in the KIrstenbosch Botanical Garden, Cape Town. Their latest name is Merwilla plumbea (Lindl.) Speta. See http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantklm/merwilplum.htmReplyDelete