A piece of land owned by the City of Cape Town. Managed as a park it is regularly mowed. It includes records of some highly rare species that have not been seen in recent years. It is in desperate need of management for biodiversity including implementing an aided fire regime to stimulate remnant seeds. See Wynberg Hill for the surrounds.
From the Greek aspharagos, the name given to the edible Asparagus. A wide-spread genus which is greatly in need of revision. The root-system is an important character in the grouping, but owing to the inadequacy of the existing descriptions and the imperfection of the type specimens, correct identification is often very difficult. The flowering seasons seem to depend very largely on habitat. Some of the spiny species are called Wag-’n-bietjie.