Gifberg – Vanrhynsdorp
The field where the sheep were pasturing was under a wire; otherwise P. senecioides would be trampled or eaten by animals .
On this way we have found several plants of P. echinatum with purple flowers. I found it interesting that the darker blothes and markers are present also on the lower three petals, the leaves and stems were typical for P. echinatum.
At Gifberg Holiday Farm we came only in the evening.
It was cold, but we lit a fire in the cottage and it became nice and warm for us.
The next early morning, Cameron McMaster wake us up for a walk on the hiking trail (at 6-30 a.m.!!!)
There are many waterfalls in this place, clear river pools and beautiful rock formations.
We were very lucky this day and have found some rare species of Pelargonium in habitat.
First, there were lots of P. alternans, big and small, old and young.
Then we saw a colony of P. magenteum. So beautiful!
I was happy to find and see P. coronopifolium there because I like all species of section Campylia.
Some other plants of that place.
We went in the direction of Vanrhynsdorp. A few kilometers further, we stopped and again set out to find pelargoniums.
Again, saw many P. alternans, and met P. coronopifolium. I have found pelargonium which looks very similar to P. triste, but I’m not sure is it P. triste or not.
Few other interesting plants.
Then we steered a course toward Vanrhynsdorp.
A road to Vanrhynsdorp.
More photos taken on this part of our route, you can see here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/79338969@N03/sets/72157638242007665/
To be continued.