This page includes flowers and trees as well as butterflies which we saw on our two trips to Africa.  One of the biggest surprises on these trips were the wildflowers.  This was especially true of our second trip.  We learned that there are only six floral regions in the world and the smallest of those is southern Africa.  However, it also has the highest density of flower species with over 20,000 in this small area.  Furthermore, almost half of those - about 9000 - are just at the southern tip area of South Africa.  Everywhere we walked there, we would run into flowers - some larger and others so small and scraggly that you could easily miss them.  I bought a book to identify the flowers and found that of the 9000 species, the book only covered about 1100 and none smaller than an inch in diameter.  So most of these flowers go unlabeled.  If you happen to see one that you know and it's not identified, please let me know so I can update it.

Leucosperm Cuneiforme?

Leucosperm Cuneiforme?

Kirstenbosch National Garden, Cape Town, South Africa November, 2015

Mimetes Cucullatus? Closeup

Mimetes Cucullatus? Closeup

Kirstenbosch National Garden, Cape Town, South Africa November, 2015

Unknown

Unknown

Kirstenbosch National Garden, Cape Town, South Africa November, 2015

Female Cycad Plant With Cones

Female Cycad Plant With Cones

Kirstenbosch National Garden, Cape Town, South Africa November, 2015

Arctotis Hirsuta?

Arctotis Hirsuta?

Kommetje, South Africa November, 2015

Unknown

Unknown

Kommetje, South Africa November, 2015

Pelargonium Suburbanum?

Pelargonium Suburbanum?

Kommetje, South Africa November, 2015

Common Wild Nemesia?

Common Wild Nemesia?

Kommetje, South Africa November, 2015

Unknown

Unknown

Kommetje, South Africa November, 2015

Protea Obtusifolia?

Protea Obtusifolia?

Kommetje, South Africa November, 2015

Protea Aurea?

Protea Aurea?

Cape Agulhas, South Africa November 2015

Polygala Myrtifolia?

Polygala Myrtifolia?

Rooi-Els, South Africa November, 2015

Unknown Iceplant?

Unknown Iceplant?

Cape Agulhas, South Africa November 2015

Unknown Iceplant? Closeup

Unknown Iceplant? Closeup

Cape Agulhas, South Africa November 2015

Unknown

Unknown

Rooi-Els, South Africa November, 2015

Aspalathus Quinquefolia?

Aspalathus Quinquefolia?

Rooi-Els, South Africa November, 2015

Unknown

Unknown

Rooi-Els, South Africa November, 2015

Unknown

Unknown

Rooi-Els, South Africa November, 2015

Unknown

Unknown

Rooi-Els, South Africa November, 2015

Unknown

Unknown

Rooi-Els, South Africa November, 2015

Unknown

Unknown

Rooi-Els, South Africa November, 2015

Unknown Butterfly

Unknown Butterfly

Unknown Lily

Unknown Lily

Kirstenbosch National Garden, Cape Town, South Africa November, 2015

Unknown

Unknown

Rooi-Els, South Africa November, 2015

Some kind of Leucosperm

Some kind of Leucosperm

Kirstenbosch National Garden, Cape Town, South Africa November, 2015

Unknown Flower

Unknown Flower

Kommetjie, South Africa

Unknown Flower

Unknown Flower

Rooi-Els, South Africa

Unknown Flower Cluster

Unknown Flower Cluster

Rooi-Els, South Africa

Pincushion Protea?

Pincushion Protea?

Kirstenbosch National Garden, Cape Town, South Africa

Unknown

Unknown

Rooi-Els, South Africa November, 2015

Unknown

Unknown

The "Karoo", South Africa November 2015

Unknown

Unknown

Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, Betty's Bay, South Africa November 2015

Acacia Tree

Acacia Tree

Mkhuze Game Reserve, South Africa November 2015

Unknown

Unknown

Noordhoek, South Africa November 2015

Unknown

Unknown

The "Karoo", South Africa November 2015

Unknown Tree

Unknown Tree

Kruger National Park, South Africa November 2015

Unknown Pair of Butterflies

Unknown Pair of Butterflies

Kruger National Park, South Africa November 2015

Unknown Butterfly

Unknown Butterfly

Kruger National Park, South Africa November 2015

Fig Tree

Fig Tree

Kruger National Park, South Africa November 2015

Fig Tree

Fig Tree

Kruger National Park, South Africa November 2015

African Flame Tree

African Flame Tree

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe November, 2014

African Flame Tree Flower

African Flame Tree Flower

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe November, 2014

African "Bush"

African "Bush"

Zimbabwe, November 2014

Garden Acraea Butterfly

Garden Acraea Butterfly

Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden South Africa October, 2014

Tree Branches

Tree Branches

Livingston, Zambia October 2014

African Crinum

African Crinum

Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, South Africa, October 2014