FYNBOS FLOWERING ON FLOWER VALLEY FARM
The beautiful March lily is currently flowering on Flower Valley Farm. And following the wild fynbos fires in the region in the past few weeks, we could expect to see more of these colourful bulbous fynbos plants showing up. The March lily is known to only show its beauty for a short time in a year – around March. This plant will also bloom after bush fires in its native mountainous fynbos habitat, when the dense vegetation is no longer present to stop its growth. Even though it’s called a lily, these plants are part of the fynbos family, and are only distantly related to the true lily.
FLOWER VALLEY CONSERVATION TRUST
The Flower Valley Conservation Trust works to conserve the vulnerable fynbos kingdom, and protect those livelihoods that depend on it. Many fynbos species have already been lost, and more than 1000 are endangered. To counter this, we promote sustainable fynbos harvesting. We also host an Eco-School on Flower Valley Farm, offering youngsters aged two to six from surrounding communities an environmental education.
Flower Valley Farm is the home of the Trust, and is based near Gansbaai – a botanical treasure in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom in the Western Cape of South Africa. We’re a registered public benefit and non-profit organisation.
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