It has rained a little in the Eastern Cape – enough to transform the countryside into a verdant green dotted with some magnificent wild flowers. During a recent trip to Fort Beaufort and Post Retief, I couldn’t resist the beauty of these Common Gazanias growing next to the road:
The Gazania krebsiana has an attractive centre pattern:
These pretty white flowers are blooming all over the veld – I haven’t been able to identify them:
Purple patches of Wild Verbena (Pentanisia prunelloides) hug the road verges and are scattered throughout the veld.
This Plumbago is growing against the shoulder of Victoria Bridge in Fort Beaufort:
Lastly, the lovely Acacia karroo (now known as Vachellia karroo) or sweethorn brightens the countryside with its yellow puffball-like flowers.