The world famous West Coast flower season is from August to October.  This is the most scenic time of year as wild flowers bloom in their magnificence, transforming the landscape into a breath-taking carpet of floral colours. The area boasts 1 200 species of indigenous plants. The spring wildflowers can be enjoyed at a number of locations on the West Coast, including Paternoster.

Flowers that can be found in and around Paternoster:

Various pink vygies and various types of daisy. Lebeckia sericea, Wiborgia, Pennypod ,Oxalis obtusa,Geeloogsuring

Sour Fig/Suurvy, Hemimeris sabulosa – Geelgesiggie, Trachyandra – Veldkool, Trachyandra ciliate,Various Gousblom,  Leeubekkie / Weeskindertjies,Lamiacecae – Salvia lanceolata – Rooisalie,Salvia africana-lutea – Bruinsalie/Strandsalie ,Roepera flexuosa – Maarbos,Pelargonium fulgidum – Rooimalva,Dimorphotheca pluvialis – Reenblommetjie, Dorotheanthus bellidiformis – Bokbaai Vygie,Senecio abruptus, Basterhongerblom ,Ballota africana – Kattekruid,Tetragonia fruticosa – Kinkelbossie,Osteospermum moniliferum – (Daisy Family), Bietou

Euphorbia burmannii – Steenbokmelkbos/Soetmelkbos,Oxalis pes-caprea, Geelsuring ,Spiloxene serrata, Sterretjie

Babiana nana, Lachenalia pustulata, Melaspherula ramosa – Fairy Bells,Cysticapnos vesicaria – Klappertjies

Cynanchum africanum – Bobbejaantou, Anagallis  arvensis – Blouselblommetjie or scarlet pimpernel (alien)

Thesium spinosum – steek Groenbasbossie ,Hermannia – Doll’s Rose/Poprosies ,Indigofera procumbens – Lewertjie

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