Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Berzelia abrotanoides


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 Berzelia abrotanoides   Berzelia abrotanoides
 Berzelia abrotanoides   Berzelia abrotanoides
 Berzelia abrotanoides   Berzelia abrotanoides
 Berzelia abrotanoides   Berzelia abrotanoides

Habitat

Coastal sands

Altitude

Flowering time

Description

An upright, resprouting shrub up to 1.5m growing on coastal flats. The c. 1mm wide leaves are keeled and elliptic in shape. The white, fluffy flowers are c. 6-10mm in diameter and are borne in clusters at the ends of branches. Noticeable, are the often striking red, fleshy flower stalks. berzelia = named after Count Jacob Berzelius, died 1845, Swedish chemist and founder of chemical symbols. abrotanoides refers to the plants resemblance to the Southernwood, Artemesia abrotanum

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2017 / 3 / 27