Balloon Milkweed (Asclepias physocarpa)

Balloon Milkweed

The Balloon Milkweed (Asclepias physocarpa) is a shrub that grows to 1.5 m in height. Flowers are white with dull purple markings. One fruit from each cluster of flowers develop into an inflated, round follicle with sparse stiff hairs covering it. The branches are pale yellowish green and hollow. The leaves are light green and narrowly oblong to lance-shaped. … the article….. Balloon Milkweed (Asclepias physocarpa)

Kei Bottlebrush (Greyia flanaganii)

Kei Bottlebrush

Kei Bottlebrush (Greyia flanaganii) is a rare endemic of Eastern Cape, where it is found on the grassy hillsides and among rocks on the steep slopes of the Kei River and its tributaries, the Toise and Kabusi Rivers. The seedlings are tiny and fragile. This may be the reason why these shrubs are often found emerging from fissures in rocks. … the article….. Kei Bottlebrush (Greyia flanaganii)