Middelpunt Wild Flowers

Much of our land comprises veld in a pristine condition. grazed only by cattle and indigenous buck, plus large areas of both permanent and seasonal wetland.

Middelpunt in the summer is thus a wildflower hotspot, especially for the orchid family. The photos below probably only represent a fraction of the species present on Middelpunt, and we would welcome photos to add to the collection.

Our thanks go to Frans Krige, the local provincial conservation officer who is an orchid expert and identified most of these wildflowers.

Agapanthus inapertus

Agapanthus inapertus

Aloe chortoliroides

Aloe chortoliroides

Aloe chortoliroides.JPG

Aloe chortoliroides

Aloe verecunda.JPG

Aloe verecunda

Androcybium melanthoides (Little men in a boat)

Androcybium melanthoides (Little men in a boat)

Androcybium melanthoides (Little men in a boat)

Androcybium melanthoides (Little men in a boat)

Babiana hypogea

Babiana hypogea

Bidens formosa

Bidens formosa

Bidens formosa (Cosmos) alien

Bidens formosa (Cosmos) alien

Brunsvigia natalensis

Brunsvigia natalensis

Brunsvigia radulosa (Candelabra lily)

Brunsvigia radulosa (Candelabra lily).

Crassula vaginata

Crassula vaginata

Cyanotis speciosa

Cyanotis speciosa

Dianthus mooiensis (pink) and G.woodii

Dianthus mooiensis (pink) and G.woodii

 Disa rhodantha (orchid) Dec -Feb

Disa rhodantha (orchid) Dec -Feb

Disa versicolor (orchid) Dec-Feb

Disa versicolor (orchid) Dec-Feb

Disa versicolor 2 (orchid)

Disa versicolor 2 (orchid)

Disa woodii (orchid) Sept-Nov

Disa woodii (orchid) Sept-Nov

Disa woodii 2 (orchid)

Disa woodii 2 (orchid)

 Disperis cooperi (orchid) Jan-Feb

Disperis cooperi (orchid) Jan-Feb

Disperis cooperi 2(orchid)

Disperis cooperi 2(orchid)

Disperis tysonii (orchid) Jan-Feb

Disperis tysonii (orchid) Jan-Feb

middelpunt wildfloers

middelpunt wildfloers

Eriosema simulans

Eriosema simulans

Eucomis autumnalis (Wild pineapple)

Eucomis autumnalis (Wild pineapple)

Gladiolus crassifolius

Gladiolus crassifolius

Gladiolus crassifolius

Gladiolus crassifolius

Gladiolus woodii

Gladiolus woodii

 Habenaria clavata (orchid) Dec-Feb

Habenaria clavata (orchid) Dec-Feb

Habenaria clavata 2(orchid)

Habenaria clavata 2(orchid)

Helichrysum nudifolium(Hottentots tea)

Helichrysum nudifolium(Hottentots tea)

Helichrysum pilosellum

Helichrysum pilosellum

Helichrysum spp. (not open).

Helichrysum spp. (not open).

Hibiscus trionum (weed)

Hibiscus trionum (weed)

Ipomoea bolusiana

Ipomoea bolusiana

Ipomoea ommeneyl (Rendle)

Ipomoea ommeneyl (Rendle)

 Leonotis leonurus.

Leonotis leonurus.

Lobelia decipens

Lobelia decipens

Lobelia flaccida

Lobelia flaccida

Nolletia rarifolia

Nolletia rarifolia

Nymphoides thunbergiana

Nymphoides thunbergiana

Orthochilus foliosus (orchid) Nov-Jan

Orthochilus foliosus (orchid) Nov-Jan

Orthochilus foliosus 2(orchid).

Orthochilus foliosus 2(orchid).

Orthochilus vinosus (orchid) and crab spider.

Orthochilus vinosus (orchid) and crab spider.

Orthochilus vinosus (orchid) and crab spider.

Orthochilus vinosus (orchid) and crab spider.

 Oxalis obiquifolia (Sorrel).

Oxalis obiquifolia (Sorrel).

Pantanisia angustifolia

Pantanisia angustifolia

Pelagonium luridum

Pelagonium luridum

Satyrium hallackii (orchid) Nov-March

Satyrium hallackii (orchid) Nov-March

Satyrium hallackii (orchid) Nov-March

Satyrium hallackii (orchid) Nov-March

 Satyrium hollockii subsp ocellatum (orchid).

Satyrium hollockii subsp ocellatum (orchid).

Satyrium longicauda (orchid) Dec-Jan

Satyrium longicauda (orchid) Dec-Jan

Satyrium longicauda 2(orchid)

Satyrium longicauda 2(orchid)

 Satyrium trinerve (orchid) Oct-Feb

Satyrium trinerve (orchid) Oct-Feb

Schizochilus zeyheri (orchid) Dec-Feb.

Schizochilus zeyheri (orchid) Dec-Feb.

 Schizochilus zeyheri 2 (orchid)

Schizochilus zeyheri 2 (orchid)

Scilla Nervosa (Wild squill)

Scilla Nervosa (Wild squill)

Scilla Nervosa (Wild squill) tffc

Scilla Nervosa (Wild squill)

 Tapianthus rubromarginatus

Tapianthus rubromarginatus

Wahlenbergia caledonica

Wahlenbergia caledonica

Wahlenbergia cuspidata

Wahlenbergia cuspidata

Wahlenbergia krebsii

Wahlenbergia krebsii

Watsonia densiflora tffc

Watsonia densiflora

 Zantedeschia aethiopica (white arum)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (white arum) tffc

 Zantedeschia elliottiana tffc

Zantedeschia elliottiana

Zantedescia rehmania tffc

Zantedescia rehmania

Map of routes

growing the Database

The wildflower list on the website comprises some 50 species but we believe that many more can be added. The local nature conservation officer, an orchid expert,  helps us with the identification.

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