The Cape Floral Kingdom is world-renowned for its floral diversity with many of these plants having an extremely limited global distribution. The bulbous Cyrtanthus guthrieae for example, is range restricted to just a few hilly slopes around the Overberg town of Bredasdorp. In addition the colour, diversity and complex sprouting and pollination strategies of many of these flowering plants are absolutely dazzling and quickly cause their viewers to become addicted to wanting to learn more about them.
1 of 12: Phaenocoma prolifera, commonly known as the Rooisewejaartjie, floral head.
2 of 12: The sticky leaf of the predatory Drosera hilarus plant.
3 of 12: Mimetes cucullatus florets.
4 of 12: Detail of the anthers and stamens of an Aloe flower.
5 of 12: The bristled anther of a Podalyria calyptrata.
6 of 12: The yellow pollen covered anther of a Crytanthus gutherieae flower.
7 of 12: A small aphid sits on the delicate petals of a Gladiolus hirsutus.
8 of 12: Morea fugax flower.
9 of 12: The tentacle like flower head of a Leucospermum prostratum.
10 of 12: Felicia echinata flowers.
11 of 12: Namaqua Daisy flower closed and covered in dew after a cold spring night.
12 of 12: Namaqua Daisy flowers follow the path of the sun.
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