Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Highveld: Also Useful in Adjacent Grassland and Bushveld
This field guide focuses on the wild flowers of the Highveld and surrounding areas. Designed as a practical identification handbook, it aims to help nature-lovers in the field identify the various wild flowers they encounter. The 763 species described in this book are divided into six colour groups, so that colour is the first clue to the flower's identity. Within the colour group the species are organized into families, each defined by its diagnostic characters. Flowers occurring in more than one colour group can be found in each relevant group.
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500 mm high annual herb anthers ASTERACEAE autumn axillary axils basal rosette base bipinnate blade brown bushveld calyx carpels clusters Compare corolla covered with hairs Cyperaceae Deciduous densely covered disturbed places drupe egg-shaped Erect perennial herb Fabaceae family Herbs fleshy Flowers regular Fruit a capsule globose grass Grassland Grassland and bushveld greenish greyish growing in tufts hairless hairy Harv herb herbaceous inflorescence leaf leaflets Leaves alternate Leaves opposite Leaves stalked Leaves stalkless lncludes flowers lobes lower surface Magaliesberg Mainly Pretoria/Magaliesberg region midrib moist places much-branched Ovary Ovary superior perennial Perennial growing perennial rootstock perennial shrublet perianth perianth segments petals pink POACEAE Pods POLYGONACEAE Pretoria purplish racemes ray flowers reddish rhizome rocky places rocky ridges rough hairs sepals short stalks shrub slender Sond sparsely branched species spikelets spikes Spring Stamens stipules subsp succulent Summer taproot terminal tips tree trifoliolate tuberous umbels unbranched usually veins VERBENACEAE whitish Widespread woody rootstock yellow yellowish