Wildflowers

218 species | 47 families | 24 contributors

ACANTHACEAE  - Acanthus family  (18 species)

Asystasia mysorensis

Barleria elegans - White Bushveld Barleria

Barleria galpinii

Barleria lancifolia - Butterfly Barleria

Barleria senensis - Mozambique Barleria

Blepharis subvolubilis - Eyelash flower

Crabbea nana - Little Pricklehead

Crabbea velutina - Velvet Pricklehead

Dyschoriste rogersii - Bushveld Ribbon Flower

Hypoestes forskaolii - White Ribbon Flower

Justicia flava - Yellow Justicia

Justicia odora - Bushveld Justicia

Meiosperma bracteatum - Bract Justicia

Rhinacanthus xerophilus

Ruellia malacophylla

Ruellia patula - White Veld Violet

Ruellia prostrata - Prostated Ruellia

Thunbergia neglecta - Squarebase Clockvine

AMARANTHACEAE  - Amaranth family   (6 species)

*Achyranthes aspera - Devil's Horsewhip

Cyathula lanceolata - Stekelbossie

*Gomphrena celosioides - Bachelor's Button

Hermbstaedtia odorata var. odorata - Katstert

Kyphocarpa angustifolia - Silky Burweed

Pupalia lappacea - Forest Burr

AMARYLLIDACEAE - Amaryllis family   (5 species)

Ammocharis coranica - Sore eye flower

Boophone disticha - Bushman Poison Bulb

Crinum stuhlmannii subsp. delagoense - Candy-striped Crinum

Crinum walteri - Dwarf Crinum

Haemanthus humilis subsp. hirsutus - Rabbit's Ear

APOCYNACEAE - Dogbane family   (7 species)

Huernia kirkii

Orbea rogersii

Pergularia daemia subsp. daemia - Trellis Vine

Schizoglossum garcianum

Stapelia gettliffei 

Stapelia gigantea - Giant Carrion Flower

Tavaresia barklyi - Devil's Trumpet

ARACEAE - Arum family   (1 species)

Stylochaeton natalensis - Bushveld Arum 

ASPARAGACEAE  (4 species)

Asparagus buchananii

Asparagus falcatus - Sicklethorn

Chlorophytum sp. - Grass Lily

Sansevieria hyacinthoides - Mother-in-law's Tongue

ASPHODELACEAE   (4 species)

Aloe chabaudii - Dwala aloe

Aloe cryptopoda 

Aloe vandermerwei

Trachyandra saltii var. saltii - Salty Capespinach

ASTERACEAE - Daisy family   (28 species)

*Acanthospermum hispidum - Upright Starbur

*Ageratum conyzoides - Billygoat Weed

Aspilia mossambicensis - Wild Sunflower

*Bidens bipinnata - Spanish Blackjack

*Bidens pilosa - Blackjack

Dicoma tomentosa - Woolly Karmedik

Eclipta prostrata - False Daisy

Felicia mossamedensis - Yellow Felicia

*Flaveria bidentis - Smelter's Bush

Geigeria burkei subsp. burkei 

Helichrysum candolleanum

Hirpicium bechuanense - Botswana Marigold

Kleinia longiflora 

Kleinia stapeliiformis 

Litogyne gariepina 

Parapolydora fastigiata - Narrow-leaved Vernonia

Pegolettia senegalensis

Pluchea dioscoridis - Vimba

Polydora angustifolia

*Schkuhria pinnata - Dwarf Marigold

Senecio pleistocephalus

*Sonchus asper - Prickly Sowthistle

Sphaeranthus peduncularis subsp. peduncularis - Purple pan-weed

*Sphagneticola trilobata - Singapore Daisy

*Tagetes minuta - Khaki Weed

*Xanthium spinosum - Spiny Cocklebur

*Xanthium strumarium - Large Cocklebur

*Zinnia peruviana - Redstar Zinnia

BORAGINACEAE  - Forget-me-not family   (5 species)

Euploca ovalifolia - Riverbank Heliotrope

Heliotropium ciliatum - Kalahari String-of-stars

Heliotropium steudneri - Common String-of-stars

Heliotropium strigosum - One Star Heliotrope

Trichodesma zeylanicum - Late Weed

CAPPARACEAE - Caper family (1 species)

Cleome monophylla - Spindle Pod

COLCHICACEAE   (1 species)

Gloriosa superba - Flame Lily

COMMELINACEAE - Dayflower family   (4 species)

Aneilema hockii

Commelina africana  - African Yellow Dayflower

Commelina benghalensis - Wandering Jew

Commelina erecta - Blue Commelina

CONVOLVULACEAE - Morning Glory family   (11 species)

Distimake kentrocaulos - Roughstem Merremia

Evolvulus alsinoides var. alsinoides - Blue Haze

Ipomoea albivenia - Wild Cotton

Ipomoea bolusiana - Narrow-leaved Ipomoea

Ipomoea coptica - Alamovine

Ipomoea dichroa 

Ipomoea magnusiana - Small Pink Morning Glory

Ipomoea obscura - Wild Petunia

Ipomoea sinensis subsp. blepharosepala - Purple-throated Ipomoea

Seddera suffruticosa

Xenostegia tridentata subsp. angustifolia - Miniature Morning Glory

CRASSULACEAE - Stonecrop family   (4 species)

Crassula lanceolata subsp. transvaalensis

Kalanchoe brachyloba - Short-lobed Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe paniculata - Yellow Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe rotundifolia - Nentakalanchoe

CUCURBITACEAE - Cucurbits (4 species)

Coccinia rehmannii - Wild Cucumber

Cucumis anguria - Maroon Cucumber

Cucumis metuliferus - Horned Melon

Momordica boivinii 

DIOSCOREACEAE  (1 species)

Dioscorea sylvatica - Forest Elephant's Foot

EUPHORBIACEAE  - Spurge family   (7 species)

Acalypha indica var. indica - Indian Girl

Euphorbia hirta - Asthma Plant

Euphorbia neopolycnemoides 

Jatropha zeyheri 

Ricinus communis - Castor-oil Plant

Tragia dioica - Brandnekel

Tragia okanyua

FABACEAE - Legume family (17 species)

Chamaecrista mimosoides - Fishbone Dwarf Cassia

Crotalaria monteiroi var. monteiroi  - Small-leaved Rattle-pod

Crotalaria podocarpa or C. damarensis

Crotalaria sphaerocarpa - Mealie Crotalaria

Dolichos trilobus subsp. transvaalensis

Indigastrum costatum subsp. macrum - False Indigo

Indigofera filipes - Finefoot Indigo

Indigofera heterotricha - Hairy Indigo

Indigofera lydenburgensis

Macrotyloma axillare var. axillare - Lime-yellow Pea

Rhynchosia densiflora ssp. chrysadenia

Rhynchosia totta var. totta - Yellow Carpet Bean

Senna italica - Eland's Senna

Sesbania bispinosa - Spiny Sesbania

Tephrosia purpurea - Wild Indigo

Vigna cf. unguiculata - Wild Cow Pea

Zornia glochidiata - Caterpillar Bean

GERANIACEAE (2 species)

Monsonia burkeana - Crane's Bill

Monsonia glauca - Dysentery Herb

GISEKIACEAE (1 species)

Gisekia africana var. africana 

HYACYNTHACEAE (9 species)

Albuca abyssinica - Bushveld Slime Lily

Dipcadi marlothii 

Drimia altissima - Tall White Squill

Drimia macrantha

Drimia sanguinea 

Drimiopsis atropurpurea 

Drimiopsis burkei ssp. burkei

Ledebouria inquinata 

Ornithogalum seineri - Bushveld Chincherinchee

Ornithogalum tenuifolium 

IRIDACEAE - Iris family (1 species)

Afrosolen masukuensis

KEWACEAE  (1 species)

Kewa Hypertelis - African Saltsorrel

LAMIACEAE - Mint family   (13 species)

Clerodendrum ternatum - Tinderwood

Coleus lasianthus

Endostemon tereticaulis - Small Purple Keepsakes

Hoslundia opposita - Orange Bird-berry

Leucas glabrata var. glabrata - Dainty Tumbleweed

Leucas sexdentata - Bushveld Tumbleweed

Ocimum americanum - Transvaal Basil

Ocimum filamentosum - Purple Wild Basil

Ocimum gratissimum - African basil

Orthosiphon suffrutescens - Shell Bush

*Salvia reflexa - Mintweed

Syncolostemon bracteosus - Purpletop Sagebush

Syncolostemon elliottii - Elliot's Sagebush 

MALPIGHIACEAE (1 species)

Sphedamnocarpus pruriens - Canary Nettle

MALVACEAE - Mallows (17 species)

Abutilon austro-africanum 

Corchorus asplenifolius - Wild Jute

Hermannia glanduligera - Sticky Bell-flower

Hermannia modesta - Fairy Lights

Hibiscus micranthus var. micranthus - Tiny White Wild Hibiscus

Hibiscus palmatus

Hibiscus praeteritus 

Hibiscus pusillus -Bladderweed

Hibiscus sidiformis

Hibiscus upingtoniae

Hibiscus vitifolius

Melhania acuminata

Melhania prostrata

Pavonia burchellii - Dainty Pavonia

Sida dregei - Spider-leg

Sida cordifolia - Flannel Weed

Waltheria indica - Sleepy Morning

MOLLUGINACEAE (4 species)

Corbichonia decumbens - Sierkooltjie

Limeum fenestratum

Limeum viscosum

Paramollugo nudicaulis - Smooth Carpetweed

NYCTAGINACEAE - Four o'clock family (2 species)

Commicarpus helenae - St. Helena Hogweed

Commicarpus plumbagineus - White Wartclub

ONAGRACEAE - Evening Primroses (1 species)

Ludwigia adscendens ssp. diffusa - Water Buttercup

ORCHIDACEAE - Orchid family (3 species)

Ansellia africana - Leopard Orchid

Bonatea antennifera - Grassveld Wood Orchid

Eulophia petersii - Garden Harlequin

OROBANCHACEAE - Broomrapes (1 species)

Striga gesnerioides - Purple Witchweed

PAPAVERACEAE - Poppy family (1 species)

*Argemone ochroleuca subsp. ochroleuca - White Mexican Poppy

PEDALIACEAE - Sesame family (5 species)

Ceratotheca triloba - Wild Foxglove

Dicerocaryum senecioides - Devil's Claw

Harpogophytum zeyheri subsp. zeyheri - Devil's Claw

Pterodiscus cinnabarinus  - Red Sandkambroo

Sesamum alatum - Wing-seeded Sesame

PHYLLANTHACEAE - Leaf-flower family   (3 species)

Phyllanthus loandensis

Phyllanthus maderaspatensis - Madras Leaf-flower

Phyllanthus pentandrus

POLYGALACEAE - Milkwort family   (2 species)

Polygala hottentotta - Small Purple Broom

Polygala sphenoptera

PORTULACACEAE - Purslane family   (3 species)

*Portulaca amilis - Paraguayan Purslane

Portulaca kermesina

Portulaca quadrifida - Chickenweed Purslane

RUBIACEAE - Coffee family   (4 species)

Agathisanthemum bojeri

Kohautia caespitosa  - Bushveld Trembletop

Oldenlandia herbacea var. herbacea 

Spermacoce senensis - Sena Star

SAPINDACEAE - Soapberry family   (1 species)

Cardiospermum corindum - Bushveld Balloon Vine

SCROPHULARIACEAE - Figwort family   (1 species)

Aptosimum lineare var. lineare - Carpet Flower 

SOLANACEAE - Nightshades (3 species)

Datura ferox - Large Thorn Apple

Solanum campylacanthum subsp. panduriforme - Bitter Apple

Solanum catombelense

TALINACEAE (1 species)

Talinum caffrum - Porcupine Root

THYMELAEACEAE (1 species)

Lasiosiphon rubescens - Red Curryflower

TURNERACEAE (3 species)

Streptopetalum serratum

Tricliceras glanduliferum - Yellow Lion's Eye

Tricliceras schinzii subsp. laceratum - Lion's Eye

VAHLIACEAE (1 species)

Vahlia capensis subsp. vulgaris var. linearis

VERBENACEAE - Verbena family  (3 species)

Chascanum pinnatifidum var. racemosum - Dainty Trumpets

Lantana camara - Common Lantana

Lantana rugosa - Bird's Brandy

VITACEAE - Grape family (1 species)

Cyphostemma cirrhosum - Droog-my-keel

ZYGOPHYLLACEAE - Caltrop family (1 species)

Tribulus terrestris - Devil's Thorn