Lachenalia congesta is a dwarf species from Sutherland and Calvinia. Photo taken September 2011 by Cameron McMaster.
Lachenalia doleritica grows on dolerite flats in the Roggeveld. Photos were taken by Mary Sue Ittner September 2006 early morning near Middelpos.
Lachenalia obscura grows on stony karroid flats from Namaqualand to the Karoo. The first photograph was taken by Mary Sue Ittner September 2006 near Middelpos and the second by Cameron McMaster September 2011.
Lachenalia spp. The two photos below are unidentified species. The first was growing near Middelpos and photographed by Mary Sue Ittner. The second photo was taken by Cameron McMaster in the Komsberg.
Lachenalia violaceais distributed in the northwest Cape and Namaqualand where it is found in various habitats, but often in rocky places. The first two photographs were taken by Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner early morning September 2006 near Middelpos. The last two photos were taken by Cameron McMaster at Middelpos and in the Komsberg, September 2011.
Lachenalia zebrina is found on rocky clay flats in the Western Karoo. Photographs were taken by Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner September 2006 near Middelpos showing the leaves as it was not yet in bloom.
Lapeirousia plicata is found on dry shale flats in the succulent karoo or renosterveld from Namibia to the Karoo, Worcester and the Little Karoo. Photos below are possibly this species or L. montana photographed near Middelpos by Mary Sue Ittner.
Moraea bifida is found on clay flats in renosterveld in the western Karoo and Bokkeveld Mountains to Pakhuis Pass. Photos taken September 2006 by Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner in the Komsberg and near Calvinia.
Moraea ciliata grows on sandy and clay slopes in the winter rainfall areas. The first two photos by Cameron McMaster were taken in Sutherland and Middelpos. The others taken by Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner near Middelpos September 2006 show variations in color and leaves.
Moraea crispa is found in the Karoo and interior Cape mountains on clay or sandy flats and slopes. Photographed in the Roggeveld Mountains by Andrew Harvie.
Moraea fenestrata grows on clay soils in renosterveld in the western Karoo. Photos taken September 2011 near Middelpos by Cameron McMaster.
Moraea karroica is found in clay soils in renosterveld and karroid bush in the Roggeveld, northwest Cape, and the western Karoo. Photographs by Mary Sue Ittner were taken September 2006 in the Komsberg.
Moraea miniata is widespread from Namaqualand to Riversdale and the Karoo, growing mainly on clay slopes, renosterveld and karroid scrub. Photos by Mary Sue Ittner, Bob Rutemoeller, and Cameron McMaster taken near Middelpos and Sutherland on IBSA trips in September of different years.
Moraea pritzeliana is a spring blooming species found on sandstone and clay soils, mainly in renosterveld (Bokkeveld Plateau and western Karoo). In September 2006 there were beautiful displays of this species in Calvinia. Photos by Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner show it blooming with beetle daisies (Gorteria diffusa).
Moraea tripetala is widely distributed in the winter rainfall areas of South Africa, found on rocky sandstone and clay soils. The first two photos taken by Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner near Middelpos September 2006 and the next two taken by Mary Sue Ittner near Calvinia.
Ornithogalum multifolium is found in shallow pockets of soil on rock outcrops from Namaqualand south to areas in the western Cape. Photos taken September 2011 by Cameron McMaster.
Oxalis heterophylla grows on south slopes and mountains from Namaqualand to Riversdale, flowering August to October. Leaves are trifoliolate with leaflets bilobed to the middle and the flowers are red to purple with a yellow tube. Photo taken by Cameron McMaster September 2015.
Oxalis obtusa is common and widespread and found on sandy or clay soils from Namaqualand to Knysna.Photos were taken near Middelpos September 2006 by Mary Sue Ittner. There were many variations in colors seen.
Oxalis palmifrons is a western Karoo species. The leaves were photographed near Middelpos with Romulea subfistulosa by Mary Sue Ittner