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August hikes to Simon's Town, St James Mule Track and Slangkop

   by Diana Studer - gardening for biodiversity   in Cape Town, South Africa   Hiking among wildflowers in the mountains around Cape Town   To Simon's Town in July for a flamboyant little pink protea which grows nowhere else in the world. Black bearded Protea lepidocarpodendron . Wind pollinated with tiny understated flowers Erica axillaris . Turning to pink Serruria hirsuta our target feeding bees. Silvery Indigofera mauritanica . Changeant pink and blue Lobostemon glaucophyllus with soft leaves.   Simon's Town proteas in August Yellow daisy from the more interesting side Arctotis acaulis . Gnidia laxa butter yellow with burgundy accents. A nother vygie Lampranthus aduncus . Almost yellow Romulea flava . Muraltia heisteria everyone notices, dense spikes of small purple and white flowers, and leaves have teeth with an attitude you don't forget.   Simon's Town with Muraltia in August Along the path spikes of pink and white flowers with dark f

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