Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Erica caffra

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 Erica caffra   Erica caffra
 Erica caffra   Erica caffra
 Erica caffra


streamsides, flats/mountain slopes



Flowering time

July to December depending locality


Both the common name and the specific name are very apt - "water heath" alludes to its preferred habitat near or in water; and "caffra" alluding to the breadth of its distribution (caffer=South African). It forms a large sturdy shrub two to four metres high with strong twisted branches. The white or yellowish tubular corollas are covered with hairs and have small spreading lobes.

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2017 / 3 / 29