KAROO

Summer rainfall region

The Great, or Nama Karoo- the western interior is a vast, semi-arid, open plain. This comprises one of the largest vegetation regions in SA and Namibia. Characterised by scattered rocky outcrops interspersed with shrubs, herbs, grasses and small trees. Experiences overnight frost in winter and low summer rainfall. Less than 600 mm/ annum. Some overlap of plants with the Highveld and a little of the dry Bushveld region.

Trees     Shrubs     Perennials     Succulents      Groundcovers      Bulbs
 
TREES
Buddleja saligna
Buddleja saligna
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Dichrostachys cinerea
Dichrostachys cinerea
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Grewia flava
Grewia flava
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Grewia occidentalis
Grewia occidentalis
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Grewia robusta
Grewia robusta
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Heteromorpha arborescens
Heteromorpha arborescens
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Kiggelaria africana
Kiggelaria africana
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Pappea capensis
Pappea capensis
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Scolopia mundii
Scolopia mundii
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Searsia lancea
Searsia lancea
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Searsia pendulina
Searsia pendulina
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Tarchonanthus camphoratus
Tarchonanthus camphoratus
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Vachellia karroo
Vachellia karroo
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Ziziphus mucronata
Ziziphus mucronata
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SHRUBS
Anisodontea scabrosa
Anisodontea scabrosa
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Buddleja glomerata
Buddleja glomerata
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Buddleja saligna
Buddleja saligna
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Diospyros lycioides
Diospyros lycioides
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Dodonea viscosa var. angustifolia
Dodonea viscosa var. angustifolia
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Ehretia rigida
Ehretia rigida
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Erythrina zeyheri
Erythrina zeyheri
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Euphorbia mauritanica
Euphorbia mauritanica
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Felicia muricata subsp. muricata
Felicia muricata subsp. muricata
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Gomphostigma virgatum
Gomphostigma virgatum
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Gomphostigma virgatum
Gomphostigma virgatum
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Grewia flava
Grewia flava
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Grewia occidentalis
Grewia occidentalis
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Grewia robusta
Grewia robusta
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Lessertia frutescens
Lessertia frutescens
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PERENNIALS
Crinum bulbispermum
Crinum bulbispermum
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Dianthus zeyheri
Dianthus zeyheri
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Felicia muricata subsp. muricata
Felicia muricata subsp. muricata
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Gazania krebsiana
Gazania krebsiana
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Kniphofia linearifolia
Kniphofia linearifolia
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Kniphofia uvaria
Kniphofia uvaria
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Nemesia fruticans
Nemesia fruticans
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Osteospermum muricatum subsp. muricatum
Osteospermum muricatum subsp. muricatum
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Pelargonium reniforme
Pelargonium reniforme
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SUCCULENTS
Drosanthemum hispidum
Drosanthemum hispidum
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Gazania krebsiana
Gazania krebsiana
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Gazania rigens
Gazania rigens
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Malephora crocea
Malephora crocea
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Pelargonium reniforme
Pelargonium reniforme
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Plectranthus neochilus
Plectranthus neochilus
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GROUNDCOVERS
Drosanthemum hispidum
Drosanthemum hispidum
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Gazania krebsiana
Gazania krebsiana
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Gazania rigens
Gazania rigens
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Malephora crocea
Malephora crocea
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Pelargonium reniforme
Pelargonium reniforme
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Plectranthus neochilus
Plectranthus neochilus
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BULBS
Boophone disticha
Boophone disticha
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Crinum bulbispermum
Crinum bulbispermum
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Kniphofia linearifolia
Kniphofia linearifolia
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Kniphofia uvaria
Kniphofia uvaria
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Ornithogalum juncifolium
Ornithogalum juncifolium
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Zantedeschia aethiopica
Zantedeschia aethiopica
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