South African flowers

These are some images from a recently commissioned work. The images are for a lawyers office & all of the flowers are indigenous to South Africa. Macro, macro, macro…love it.

Strelitzia – commonly known as “Bird of Paradise”

Hibiscus – found all over the Kwazulu Natal South Coast, also referred to as the Hibiscus Coast.

Another species of Hibiscus, I’m not too sure of the scientific name of this one, but we called it “Lagoon Hibiscus” as it was growing in this very overgrown area near the beach lagoon. This flower is yellow with a small deep pink/purple center when it’s on the plant, when it falls off, it turns completely deep pink/purple.

Agapanthus  – this plant is a native of the Cape of Good Hope.

Now, this last one…I must be perfectly honest, I can’t think of the name. It is some form of rain lilly though, it’s pretty so let’s just look at the flower & worry about the name later.

Any clues on the name would be welcome! Bye for now.

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