Monday, May 21, 2018

Proteas In Bloom

I snapped this in the garden on my doorstep -- the Table Mountain National Park. Our veld (heath) blossoms all year round. At the moment, in the southern winter, these proteas are out in full bloom. It is the white Protea repens, popularly called the Suikerbossie (Sugar Bush) for the large amount of nectar it produces. You may click on the image to enlarge. OBSERVATION: Why this flower is sometimes white and sometimes pink is a mystery yet to be fathomed. It seems to have something to do with altitude. At the moment, the University of Connecticut is trying to figure it out.

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