Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Merciera azurea


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 Merciera  azurea   Merciera  azurea
 Merciera  azurea   Merciera  azurea
 Merciera  azurea   Merciera  azurea

Habitat

Sandstone slopes

Altitude

Flowering time

October to February

Description

An plant up to 30cm tall. Leaves are needle-like, have short hairs and bristly margins rolled under. Bears spikes of beautiful blue-azure coloured flowers, hence the species name. Flowers profusely after fire. The species are listed as Endangered in the Red Data List, their habitat threatened by alien invasion and housing development. Named after Marie P. Mercier, died 1831. A botanist in Martinique (an island in the Caribbean sea, also a soldier.

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This website was last updated on
2017 / 3 / 27