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.
Yes Erik I think it's called Honeyflower. Thank you for visiting, Peter
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
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
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!
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
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.
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;
Very nice shot
with best wishes, Greeting from iran
Сякаш е от времето на динозаврите!
Thank you so much Amir! Best wishes, Peter
Уважаеми Анета е няколко часа по-късно:))) Много поздрави, Петър
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Photo taken in Swellendam, 6740, South Africa
Bontebok National Park
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