Fauna and Flora Friday: 9 October 2020

Sunflax Heliophila coronopifolia

Annual herb with stiffly erect stems to 60cm, roughly hairy towards the base, with thread-like or variously lobed leaves and blue flowers with a white or greenish centre. They close at night and in cool weather. Widespread on sandy flats and slopes. They often form massed displays in Namaqualand and the southwestern Cape.

I took these photos of the Sunflax flowers in the West Coast National Park.

Sunflax Heliophila coronopifolia
Sunflax Heliophila coronopifolia
Sunflax Heliophila coronopifolia
Sunflax Heliophila coronopifolia
Sunflax Heliophila coronopifolia
Sunflax Heliophila coronopifolia
Sunflax Heliophila coronopifolia
Sunflax Heliophila coronopifolia

Thank you very much for taking the time to have a look at my work.
Have a fabulous day. Till next time, please stay safe and healthy.

Coreen

6 thoughts on “Fauna and Flora Friday: 9 October 2020

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