Common Flowers of Kruger National Park
One of the overlooked species of our Kruger National Parks diverse savanna, are the many perennial flowers and forbs. Hidden on the floor amongst the majestic trees and thick grassy plains, are a variety of spring and summer bloomers that bring incredible color and fine art to this wild savanna. With roughly 2,400+ grasses, herbaceous plants (forbs) and trees found in Kruger, these are some of our annual favorites to be on the look out for.
These wonderfully and delicately created plants light up the bushveld with a tendency to grow in the darker rich clay soils found along the eastern side of Kruger National Park.
As part of our Private Kruger National Park Safaris experience, we like to share the finer aspects of the savanna and indulge our clients in the wonderfully interesting world micro-Safari species that have as much a effect on this 2 million hectare savanna as the mega-herbivores and carnivores.
16 Common Species
The Kruger National Park is home to a diverse array of plant life, including many species of flowers. Here is an overview of some of the flowers found in the park:
Wild Dagga (Leonotis leonurus) - This plant is known for its bright orange flowers that attract a variety of insects and birds.
Bushveld Candelabra (Euphorbia cooperi) - This succulent plant produces clusters of small yellow flowers that are popular with bees and other pollinators.
Red Hot Poker (Kniphofia uvaria) - This plant produces tall spikes of red, orange, and yellow flowers that are a favorite of sunbirds and other nectar-feeding birds.
Wild Iris (Dietes grandiflora) - This plant produces white or yellow flowers with purple markings and is commonly found along rivers and streams in the park.
Aloe (Aloe ferox) - This succulent plant produces spikes of orange-red flowers that are a favorite of sunbirds and other nectar-feeding birds.
Yellow Pincushion (Leucospermum conocarpodendron) - This shrub produces clusters of bright yellow flowers that resemble pincushions.
Blue Squill (Scilla natalensis) - This bulbous plant produces spikes of small blue or white flowers that are often found growing in grassy areas.
Wild Hibiscus (Hibiscus calyphyllus) - This shrub produces large yellow or orange flowers that are a favorite of sunbirds and other nectar-feeding birds.
Blood Lily (Scadoxus puniceus) - This bulbous plant produces clusters of bright red flowers that are popular with pollinators.
Devil's Thorn (Tribulus terrestris) - This small plant produces bright yellow flowers and is known for its spiny seed pods, which can injure unwary animals.
These are just a few examples of the many different flowers that can be found in the Kruger National Park. The park is home to a wide variety of plant communities, including grasslands, woodlands, and riverine forests, each with its own unique flora.