The Sunbird Bush... [EXPLORE - 6 March 2012. #304]
The Sunbird bush, Metarungia longistrobus, occurs naturally in the north-eastern parts of South Africa. This evergreen grey-leafed shrub produces orange-yellow flowers throughout the summer months. Flowers produce plenty of nectar, which is relished by brightly coloured sunbirds and green coloured white-eyes.
The hard seed capsules explode when ripe, ejecting the seeds some distance from the plant. The Sunbird bush is easily grown from seed or cuttings in frost-free areas.
Thanks to Mary Bailey for sharing her textures ’rough and tumble’ & ‘chai’ @: www.flickr.com/photos/milesbeyondthemoon/sets/72157624030...