Naude's Nek is one of the premier wild flower viewing sites in the Southern Drakensberg. The dirt road between Maclear and Rhodes in the Eastern Cape crests the high mountain range at an altitude of 2500 m. Photos on these pages were mostly taken January 18-19, 2010, when a number of friends botanized along the road and on the summit. Additional photos from other times were provided by Cameron McMaster. Photos of species H-M are found on this page.
Habenaria laevigata is a tuberous orchid found on stony grassland from 700 to 2000 m in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Photos taken January 2010 by Mary Sue Ittner.
Habenaria lithophila is a tuberous orchid growing to 30 cm found on stony grassland up to 2500 m from the Western Cape of South Africa to Tanzania. Photos taken January 2010 by Cameron McMaster.
Hesperantha grandiflora is found in damp, grassy, and often shady places or forest margins, cliffs and near streams in the Drakensberg. Photo by Cameron McMaster.
Hypoxis costata is found on stony, grassy slopes from 2050 to 2400 meters in many summer rainfall areas of South Africa. Photos taken January 2010 by Bob Rutemoeller.
Kniphofia caulescens grows from .6 to 1 m and is found in marshes, on wet cliffs, often in large colonies up to 3000 m in the Drakensberg. Photos taken by Cameron McMaster.
Kniphofia ritualis is common in grassy mountain slopes and shallow soil and rock crevices in Lesotho and adjoining areas at altitudes of 1600 to 2800 m. Photos taken by Cameron McMaster..
Moraea albicuspa occurs in well watered mountain grassland in the southern Drakensberg mountains where it is usually found among rocks or in thick clumps. Photos taken by Cameron McMaster and Mary Sue Ittner.