Heliophila arenaria BRASSICACEAE - blousporrie

Magriet Meintjes

TOLWE, South Africa

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Captured Location: Namakwaland, Knersvlakte, Western Cape, SOUTH AFRICA
Captured this amazing elegant flower on my first ever flower tour to Namaqualand, it was awesome!
Hierdie pragtige blou blommetjie ontdek en afgeneem op eerste blommetoer na Namakwaland, wat ;n belewenis!

Nikon D50
2011/08/21 15:27:41.4
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Lens: VR 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 55mm
1/250 sec – F/8
Sensitivity: ISO 200

HELIOPHILA ARENARIA, blousporrie
BRASSICACEAE

An erect annual herb up to 50cm high with hairy stems. The leaves are simple or lobed, linear, with or without hairs.
The flowers are blue with white centre and born at the end of the stems.
The fruits are slender, linear, 3-8mm long and 1mm wide and nearly straight-sided or beaded.
Found in sandy soils in the Namakwaland Klipkoppe and the Knersvlakte of Namaqualand and also in the Cakvinia and Clanwilliam areas.

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