Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Berzelia lanuginosa
Common name - Kolkol, Vleiknoppiesbos
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Habitat Damp sandstone slopes and seeps and on streambanks.
Flowering time September to December
Description A common fynbos shrub up to 2 m, with thread-like feathery leaves less than 0.5mm wide on soft, drooping branches. The cream coloured fluffy, flowers, c. 5mm across, arranged in short racemes, are borne at the ends of the branches. Characteristic red tissue is often seen at the base of the flower stalks.
berzelia = after Count Jacob Berzelius, renowned Swedish chemist and physician. lanuginosa refers to the woolly appearance of the flowers
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