Stunning succulents & flowers growing in the rich soil
The water below the dam weir extends to the Keyser river, this has been rehabilitated with reeds and indigenous plants that provide cover for the birds and fauna that traditionally inhabit this wetland. The island habitat provides a roosting site for birds, creating a wonderful biodiverse area.
The area of Granitic Fynbos is of particular botanical significance at Die Oog. Between August and October, it provides a spectacular display of colour from the myriad of geophytes that bloom. Also of interest is the recently reintroduced Erica verticillata, until recently extinct in the wild, that blooms from about March and used to be found in profusion from this area to the Cape Flats.
Fynbos found inside Die Oog
Look out for these beautiful specimens appearing at different times of the year, from January to December.
- March lily (Amaryllis belladonna) – February to March
- Beetle lily (Baeometra uniflora) – April to August
- Ladies hand (Cyanella hyacinthoides) – August to November
- Geissorhiza aspera – August to September
- Moraea flaccida – August to October
- Moreae coluna – July to September
- Moreae miniata – August to September
- Vleiuintjie (Moraea ramosissima) – October to December
- Nemesia barbata – August to October
- Osteospermum momiliferum – March to September
- Oxalis obtusa – June to October
- Oxalis pes-caprae – June to October
- Oxalis purpurea – May to September
- Romulea rosea – July to October
- Botterblom (Sparaxis bullbifera) – September to October
- Arum lily (Zantedeeschia aethiopica) – June to December
- Butterfly lily (Wachendorfia thyrsiflora) – September to December
- Erica bacans – April to August
The above images are from ‘Field Guide to Fynbos’ by John Manning