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      Leucospermum 1802

    • Barb Wenberg

      Leucospermum is a genus of about 50 species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae, native to Zimbabwe and South Africa, where they occupy a variety of habitats, including scrub, forest, and mountain slopes.

    • Jodi Orcutt

      Leucospermum flower

    • Tiffany Baker

      Leucospermum - Such a Beautiful Flower!

    • Christiane Rainville

      Leucospermum (native plant to South Africa, many different colors)

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    Leucospermum are evergreen shrubs (rarely small trees) growing to 0.5-5 m tall. The leaves are spirally arranged, tough and leathery, simple, linear to lanceolate, 2-12 cm long and 0.5-3 cm broad, with a serrated margin or serrated at the leaf apex only. The flowers are produced in dense inflorescences, which have large numbers of prominent styles, which inspires the name.

    Pincushion Protea (Leucospermum) 'Scarlet Ribbon' grows in our garden. www.theblinkwater...

    Leucospermum reflexum var. luteum flowers, gardening. Very unusual flower // Great Gardens & Ideas //

    Argyroderma.sp by f.arias, via Flickr, indigenous to South Africa

    Geissorhiza Radians - from the iris family and originate in S. Africa

    Geissorhiza splendidissima is a species of the Bokkeveld Plateau in the northwest Cape of South Africa and belongs to the iris family.

    The Turquoise Ixia comes from the Cape region of South Africa, where it grows during the winter and goes dormant for the summer. Each year, the bulb-like corm produces several baby corms, which may be separated and will flower the next year! The blooms appear around April or May in the Northern hemisphere. In the wild, the unusual flower color attracts beetle species, which pollinate the blooms. The petals close up at night and open in sunlight, repeating this for several days. A pale blue form of this Ixia exists, which is not as attractive in my opinion. The Turquoise Ixia is unfortunately declining in the wild due to over-harvesting and habitat destruction.