Notices for Users of the Albums

1. New Albums and some changes


The latest genera Albums added to the Operation Wildflower Site are the ones on Gorteria, Drimia and Dimorphotheca. This means that photos and stories of plants belonging to these genera already on the Site have been moved from the more general Albums called Herbs, Bulbs and Shrubs into their own new Albums under Genera. 


There is a genus Album in every case where enough material has been accumulated to warrant a stand-alone grouping of photos and stories. There are now more than 150 such Albums on genera of South African plants. The biggest ones (most photos) belong to the genera Crassula, Euphorbia, Pelargonium and Aloe. Keep watching, more will be added! If there is no genus Album yet on the plant you are looking for, check under Types or the Search Box.


In order to access all items on a plant of interest, the Search Box should be used, entering the botanical name of the plant. Most photos and stories on a particular plant are likely to be posted under Genera, (or if there are only few of them, in the conglomerate categories under Types). Habitat, Regions or Parks and Gardens may also contain some material on a species searched for, showing in the list generated when using the Search Box. The latest Parks and Gardens Album is the one on the Quiver Tree Forest.


2. How to use the Comments facility in the Albums


Any visitor to this Site can now register and log in as a registered user to comment on any Album item. The comment, question or suggestion regarding the selected item is submitted via email to the Editor.


New text or photo material on a South African plant can also be submitted for consideration by registered users. The final editing and posting of accepted material are done on this Site by the Editor only. The Site does not remunerate contributors for such input. Please ensure that the correct name of the photographer and/or author of text is furnished for inclusion with such a posting. All rights are reserved and the Editor’s decision is final.


Other enquiries or general communication regarding the Site can be submitted to the Webmaster.


A Selection of Album Categories

Clematis brachiata

Botanical name

Clematis brachiata

Other names

Traveller's joy




Robust, deciduous climber; may reach 5 m up trees and other supporting structures

Description of stem


Description of leaves


Description of flowers

Small cream flowers appearing abundantly in summer are very noticeable and fragrant

Description of seed/fruit

Silvery tufts of the seedheads are as conspicuously adorning the host trees and shrubs, but for a longer time than the flowers

Description of roots






Propagation and cultivation

Grown from seed or stem cuttings; provide a fence or allow to scramble into other plants; sun or semi-shade


Grows well in a variety of soil types; frost resistant



Ecological rarity


Pests and diseases





Bushveld and grasslands in summer rainfall areas

Distribution (SA provinces)

Free State, Kwazulu-Natal, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West


South Africa










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