Seen close up, the sharp-tipped and barrel-shaped leaves of Crassothonna capensis offer their own colour feast in the absence of the yellow flowers. The spreading mat of ample succulence is worth nurturing in a sunny garden patch.
Whether baboons eat the bobbejaankool (baboon cabbage) is not known. The drought hardy plant is a survivor, said to even invade under certain warm climate conditions.
This June photo is from the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden in Johannesburg (http://kumbulanursery.co.za/).
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