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Friday, September 9, 2016


("Pincushion Protea" by Lindy Acton)

To celebrate the start of spring the Elizabeth Gordon Gallery has two new, very lovely Pincushion Proteas by Lindy Acton.

Pincushion Proteas or Leucospermum Cordifolium belong to the Protea family and are indigenous to South Africa. It grows in acid, nutrient poor soil in a small area of the SW Cape.  The flowers attract numerous birds, and the abundant nectar flow attracts a variety of small insects, including the scarab beetle, which in turn attract the Cape Sugar Bird and three species of Sunbird.

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