Monday, May 9, 2011

Leafless Veld Flower

An unusual flower blooming near Cape Town at the moment, the April Fool. It has no leaves and is inviting insects to come and pollinate it in the Autumn so that it does not have to compete with lots of other plants in the spring.
It's vibrant red colour stands out strongly in its sandy surroundings, these lovely flowers we saw in Hermanus.

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