September wildflower hikes from 2023

Playing catchup.

https://eefalsebay.blogspot.com/2024/01/september-hikes-slangkop-soetwater-myburghskloof-olifantsbos.html

I wonder about the geology of that ridge of boulders @raylantalbot ?
I only realised today I can use my iNat calendar in map mode to see exactly where we walked. The rocks ridge out to sea, but the landward side is a barrier of loose boulders. Don't see that anywhere else that we walk.
https://www.inaturalist.org/calendar/dianastuder/2023/9/27

Publicado el enero 21, 2024 02:20 TARDE por dianastuder dianastuder

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dianastuder

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Septiembre 6, 2023 a las 10:48 MAÑANA SAST

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just above the eucalyptus avenue. Really tiny flowers with partly open rain daisy for scale.

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dianastuder

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Septiembre 6, 2023 a las 12:49 TARDE SAST

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Short. Single flower on a bent stalk. A short leaf (bract?) and one leaf. miniata despite being short?

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dianastuder

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Septiembre 6, 2023 a las 11:51 MAÑANA SAST

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Opens touched with yellow, then fades to pure white

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Garceta Común (Egretta garzetta)

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dianastuder

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Septiembre 13, 2023 a las 12:34 TARDE SAST

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Zoomed in he has caught a fish. And has a trailing crest.

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dianastuder

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Septiembre 13, 2023 a las 11:10 MAÑANA SAST

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red spoons

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dianastuder

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Septiembre 13, 2023 a las 11:17 MAÑANA SAST

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Stripes. Bigger flowers than affinis. Should have got a better picture of the buds / back of the striped petals. We saw 2 plants

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dianastuder

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Septiembre 13, 2023 a las 11:58 MAÑANA SAST

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in white and blue. Damp feet.

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dianastuder

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Septiembre 27, 2023 a las 01:38 TARDE SAST

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Path down from Smitswinkel lookout. Found about 6 plants. Glossy yellow flowers. Some with green leaves, some with spotted red. Broad flat, lightly ribbed, leaf.

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dianastuder

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Septiembre 27, 2023 a las 12:39 TARDE SAST

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Bling it on OTT Barbie pink in a diagonal cross

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dianastuder

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Septiembre 27, 2023 a las 11:37 MAÑANA SAST

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just leaves and a dead flower

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dianastuder

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Septiembre 27, 2023 a las 12:31 TARDE SAST

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orange spots

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dianastuder

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Septiembre 20, 2023 a las 11:55 MAÑANA SAST

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dianastuder

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but pale green with long curly petals ?

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@dianastuder I'm not familiar with the area, but Kommetjie is on quartzite, shale & tillite. Nearby to the east, striking approx E-W is granite and syenite occurrence. I don't know if it occurs as a hill or ridge.

Many hills, ridges etc there are likely to be quartzite (basically a metamorphosed sandstone), and certainly immediately around Kommetjie and jutting out into the sea.

Publicado por raylantalbot hace 6 meses

Why do the boulders pile up on the landward side? Extreme high tide?

Publicado por dianastuder hace 6 meses

If they are loose boulders, probably wave, current and tide action I would imagine. If not loose and haven't been moved in any way, they're more than likely in-situ outcrops

Publicado por raylantalbot hace 6 meses

From Kommetjie down to Cape Pt, that whole peninsula is almost entirely composed of quartzite, and probably lesser shale and tillite. Simonstown is on a sliver of granite on the east coast.

Publicado por raylantalbot hace 6 meses

Gordon Chunnett, an ex Anglo Platinum colleague of mine lives in Cape Town. He enjoys nature and I'm sure he would be happy to help out if required. You can contact him through me.

Publicado por raylantalbot hace 6 meses

Thank you. Loose boulders of quartzite.

Publicado por dianastuder hace 6 meses

@raylantalbot much appreciate your info.
But please remove your friend's phone number? This is a public post.

Publicado por dianastuder hace 6 meses

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