Strand Roos or Dune Rose

Whilst visiting the West Coast National Park, we saw this stunning wild flower with its papery flowers that are so pretty, pink and delicate looking.

We identified it from the “Field Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa”, it is called Strandroos (English translation, Dune Rose or Papierblom (English translation Paper Flower) (Limonium perigrinum) found mainly in the sandy dunes of the Western Cape. They normally flower in the Summer.

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White-breasted Cormorant

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White-throated Swallow and nest

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