African weed-orchid

African weed-orchid is a spreading into many reserves. The leaves are starting to emerge again for this season and are noticeable as the dead seed head is usually still present. The leaves have a purplish tinge underneath. The seeds are fine like dust and each plant produces millions. It is a weed of disturbed sites but now seen in more often in undisturbed grasslands.

 

 

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Look out for orchids

Pink Fingers

Pink Fingers

Leopard Orchid

Leopard Orchid

Nodding Greenhood

Nodding Greenhood

Spider Orchid

Spider Orchid

There are lots of orchids flowering in the local bush and some starting to appear in the grasslands as well. Orchids are special as they seem to be so fleeting, briefly flowering then gone. Continue reading