Rare Visitors

The summer has brought with it an incredible display of the Natal Watsonia (Watsonia densiflora) transforming a section of grassland on the Westville campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal into a burst of brilliant colour.  Cultivation, urbanisation and invasive plants have destroyed almost all the grasslands in the Durban area, making this an incredibly rare sight and the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Environment Committee ensures every effort is made to rehabilitate and preserve this heritage as a research and education resource.

Watsonia densiflora

Watsonia densiflora

One Response to Rare Visitors

  1. Alice Joyce February 8, 2010 at 4:50 pm #

    Watsonias appear widely round here but not this stunning species.
    How I would love to be there to take in this sight!

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