Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

King Protea

Protea cynaroides

Description:

The National Flower of the Republic of South Africa. By far the largest flower of the protea family. Flowers all year round.

Habitat:

Moist sandstone slopes in the western, south western and Eastern Cape.

Notes:

These flowers are simply so large it always seems a surprise to find one and because they can flower throughout the year you are never quite sure when you will come across one of these magnificent blooms..

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

4 Comments

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Beautiful spotting.

TimRolston
TimRolston 9 years ago

@ Smith's Zoo, do what you wish with the images please, not a problem. :-)

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 9 years ago

Pretty..

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 9 years ago

Tim, may I use this astonishing picture as the cover for the Fynbos mission?

TimRolston
Spotted by
TimRolston

Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Oct 23, 2010
Submitted on Apr 23, 2011

Spotted for Mission

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team