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Watsonia borbonica

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Iridaceae > Genus: Watsonia

Watsonia borbonica Watsonia borbonica

Watsonia borbonica ssp. borbonica on the Cape Peninsula, flowering en masse in early summer after a recent burn, with False Bay beyond, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Watsonia borbonica flowering in early summer in fynbos on the front face of Cape Town's Table Mountain under a gale force south-easter 'table cloth', Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]