Petalidium coccineum

Petalidium coccineum, I can still remember the first time your giant red flowers pulled our eyes from the highway and onto your gravelly shores. We saw you from quite the distance – all alone – but spectacular. Our first bird-pollinated Petalidium. Our lives will never be the same.

Wild collected, Namibia, Tripp & Dexter #843 (RSA-POM) [and on several other occasions]; Photos by Erin Tripp

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