Fauna and Flora Friday: 12 February 2021

Indigofera procumbens, Indigo, Lewertjie (Little Liver)

It is a trailing or spreading perennial reaching 10 cm in height. It may spread from underground stems.

The leaves are digitately trifoliolate, the leaflets obovate with entire margins. The blades are hairless or sparsely hairy, folded slightly along their midribs, sometimes with a tiny mucro at the tip.

The orange, copper, rose or purple flowers grow in racemes on fleshy stalks. Flowering happens between June and October.

It can be found in the Western Cape long the West Coast and inland to Clanwilliam and Worcester. It is a coastal fynbos and low-lying Renosterveld.

I took these photos in August 2015 and August 2020 in Postberg Private Nature Reserve in the West Coast National Park.

Indigofera procumbens, Indigo, Lewertjie, Postberg, West Coast National Park (2015)
Indigofera procumbens, Indigo, Lewertjie, Postberg, West Coast National Park (2015)
Indigofera procumbens, Indigo, Lewertjie, Postberg, West Coast National Park (2015)
Indigofera procumbens, Indigo, Lewertjie, Postberg, West Coast National Park (2015)
Indigofera procumbens, Indigo, Lewertjie, Postberg, West Coast National Park (2020)
Indigofera procumbens, Indigo, Lewertjie, Postberg, West Coast National Park (2020)
Indigofera procumbens, Indigo, Lewertjie, Postberg, West Coast National Park (2020)
Indigofera procumbens, Indigo, Lewertjie, Postberg, West Coast National Park (2020)
Indigofera procumbens, Indigo, Lewertjie, Postberg, West Coast National Park (2020)

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” ~Frank Lloyd Write

Thank you very much for taking the time to read my post. I hope you also learned something new today.

Have a fabulous day. Till next time, please stay safe and healthy.

Coreen

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