Bontebok Natl. Park

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Erik van den Ham on January 19, 2009

Beautiful I do not know if you know the name of this plant but this is Melianthus major. Overhere in Holland we grow this in pots sometimes. It's an amazing foliage plant with large blue/gray leaves.

Greetings, Erik

thor☼odin™ on January 19, 2009

Yes Erik I think it's called Honeyflower. Thank you for visiting, Peter

Erik van den Ham on January 19, 2009

You're welcome, Peter. Your gallery is wonderful and I've added you to my ever growing list of favourite photographers.

Funny thing is 'Bontebok' is also the name of a town not far from where I live in the Netherlands.

Best regards, Erik

Hazel Coetzee on February 16, 2009

Peter - this plant is grown in large gardens for its showy leaves, also known as "Kruidjie-roer-my-nie" (Afrikaans) because it smells unpleasant when touched, hence "Touch-me-not"...!! It also grows in India. Warm greetings, Hazel, Cape Town

Erik van den Ham on February 16, 2009

That's so funny Hazel because "Kruidje-roer-mij-niet" (Dutch) is a complete different plant. Hope you be able to read 'Dutch' but if you speak Afrikaans I think you can! Otherwise choose Wikipedia English version.

Thanks for sharing this Hazel learned a bit today!


thor☼odin™ on February 16, 2009

Erik and Hazel. For the Latin speaking population (whoever that might be) it would be this plant. Best wishes to the both of you..Peter

Erik van den Ham on February 16, 2009

Oh you're so right Peter. Funny thing is as you can see that Afrikaans is quite similar to the Dutch language. And the Dutch and African name are almost identical the plant is completely different.


Hazel Coetzee on February 17, 2009

Erik : Thank you. I am learning a lot, too. I have read Wikipedia briefly (Dutch) and I recognise the Mimosa! The leaves fold up closed on touching them! We do have them in South Africa too. They are fascinating plants.

Peter: You refer us to the Impatiens - Springzaad and I know what that means... when you touch the seed pod it pops open and the seeds shoot out! Also fascinating.

I never knew there were so many plants called "Kruidjie-roer-my-nie" !!! This is great fun!

We should start a Botanical International Notebook!! (o; Hazel

Amir hosein on April 30, 2010

Very nice shot


with best wishes, Greeting from iran

aneta venkova on August 4, 2010

Сякаш е от времето на динозаврите!

thor☼odin™ on August 4, 2010

Thank you so much Amir! Best wishes, Peter

Уважаеми Анета е няколко часа по-късно:))) Много поздрави, Петър

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    by thor☼odin™
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ20
    • Taken on 2005/09/07 12:23:42
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