Rare plants sighted on Beacon Hill

2013-12-09 00:00

ON the regular Beacon Hill walk on the last Sunday of November, Eve Hughes was thrilled to discover eight Asclepias woodii plants in flower.

Asclepias woodii (Wood’s Asclepias), a member of the milkweed family, is listed as vulnerable in the Sanbi Red Data List. It is a KwaZulu-Natal Midlands endemic that reappeared on the hill recently after not being seen for nearly 100 years.

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