Full head of flowers on a Halfmens

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Each trip adds another facet. How happy I was to find a flowering Halfmens in the Goegap Nature Reserve. I remember how we searched to find this weird plant in the Richtersveld a year or so ago…and the first I spotted was on the top of a ridge which I scrambled up to get a good look. (I recorded this in a previous blog.) Now I have seen this burst of browny- yellow trumpets, so apt, a match for the innocent cabbage leaves that are the head of a Halfmens. And a private joke, too. He, like me, has also got flowers in the head.

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