S is for Spiloxene Capensis
I've blogged about this flower a couple of times before here and here and still maintain that it's my all time favourite flower.
The Spiloxene Capensis is also known as the Painted Peacock Flower and is actually classed as a weed. I have to say it's a particularly stunning weed!
Sadly it's incredibly difficult to cultivate in the garden so I'll have to settle for the delight of seeing it between Feb and April in the Nature Reserve.
This post is part of a series in the Blogging From A To Z Challenge, April 2012.
Spiloxene Capensis growing wild in the Helderberg Nature Reserve