What’s flowering in November?

Wilde anyswortel Astertjies


Annesorhiza macrocarpa

Wilde anyswortel

This is a perennial of 1.6 m.
They start flowering in September, and leaves are absent during flowering period. The flowers are usually showy and pale yellow.


Felicia tenella


They flower from August to November and are
abundant on coastal dunes of the South Western Cape. Blue, violet or white ray petals.
Felicia meaning Happy and Tenella meaning

Helichrysum patulum Sea lavender


Helichrysum patulum

Related to Kooigoed

A herb which flowers from November to January. It is known by its distinct soft grey foliage.
Has a very spicy fragrance when touched.


Limonium purpuratum

Sea lavender; Papierblom

This grows only on the sandy West Coast.
A tufted shrublet with smooth, paddle-shaped leaves. It bears clusters of mauve, papery flowers from November to January. Very sought after as a cut flower. Has been hybridized into pot plants and cut flowers all over the world especially Australia and New Zealand.

Stinkweed Medusa’s head


Oncosiphon suffruticosum


Huge clusters of tiny yellow flower heads are seen from September to January.
Slightly foetid-smelling when bruised.
Often found in waste ground.


Euphorbia caput-medusae

Medusa’s head; Vingerpol

A sprawling shrublet with warty, club-shaped
It flowers from September to November.

Poprosie Vingertjies



Poprosie (Dolls’ Rose)

Flowers from September to January.
They are known as the porcelain bells of South Africa. They grow from an underground rootstock which helps them to survive droughts and fires.
There are 4 different species of Hermannia on this walk - all have nodding flowerheads. The flowers of this one have smaller openings and are yellow, but turn orange after being pollinated.


Manulea thyrsiflora


This perennial bush of about 60cm is found near the R27.
Flowers in spring from September to December
displaying greenish to golden yellow flowers in upright clusters.

Blombos Wit malva


Metalasia muricata


Flowers here from August to November.
The bushes of up to 1.5 m are covered in white flowerheads and create a very prominent display.


Pelargonium myrrhifolium fruticosum

Wit malva

The off-white flowers are seen from September to November.
The 2 upper petals are wider than the lower ones.

Bitter bush Drumsticks



Bitter bush; Aarbossie

Small shrubs of about 30 cm with clusters of tiny
white flowers. They flower for a few months, starting late spring.
The vernacular “aarbossie” refers to the preference of the shrubs to situations overlying arterial


Zaluzianskya villosa

Drumsticks, Verfblommetjie

The delicate flowers are white or pink, and form
a carpet from August to November.
Frequent in sandy places on flats and slopes.
Certain species are used as dyes.

Slaaibos Plakkie


Zygophyllum morgsana


This plant has fleshy leaves and is also called Twinleaf plant.
These bushes of 1.5 m tall are covered in yellow flowers in spring. Flowers have 4 petals which turn into 4 winged seeds (slightly fleshy).
The Zygophyllums lose all their leaves in winter.


Cotyledon orbiculata

Plakkie; Dog’s ear

A succulent shrublet with velvety leaves. It bears clusters of nodding, tubular flowers with a dull red colour.
Flowers from October to December.
Very easy to grow. Pollinated by birds and bees.

Cape snapgragon Slangbessie


Nemesia affinis

Cape snapgragon Leeubekkie

An annual herb which flowers from August to November. The flower has 2 lips: the upper has 4 lobes and the lower 2
Often found with yellow Senecios.


Lycium ferocissimum


Thorny shrub of up to 2 m, flowering from July to October.
The red berries which appear towards November are edible.

Skilpadbessie Skaapbostee


Muraltia Spinosa


An attractive, spiny shrub with lateral branches.
It is covered in small pink or white pea flowers that develop into dark orange edible berries in summer.
As early as 1685 when Simon vd Stel travelled to Namaqualand they were reported to be thirst-quenching.
Flowers from August to October.


Otholobium bracteolatum


A perennial shrub of about 1.5 m with trifoliate leaves. It bears bright blue peaflowers in tight clusters.