28 November 2012

Summer on Meadowridge Common

Although it doesn't look very colourful in summer, the Common is full of surprises.
You can find butterflies like this Painted Lady (Vanessa* cardui).
Or the beautiful blue pea-flowers of the Fountain Bush (Psoralea pinnata).
The Sweet Sprayflower or Heuningblommetjie (Struthiola dodecandra) flowers from November to March.
And there is always a pelargonium in bloom. This one is the Wild Storksbill (Pelargonium cucullatum subsp. cucullatum).
*Sometimes also called Cynthia cardui (see http://www.ispot.org.za/node/152867#comment-48640).