The wonder of vernal pools

by Charles Stirton December. 22, 2011 8592 views

Vernal pools, also called vernal ponds or ephemeral pools, are temporary pools of water. In a recent trip to the Cedarberg Mountains in South Africa I chances upon some vernal pools (Wikipedia) [] which had an abundance of temporary plant life which had very short and specialised life cycles. Enjoy these pictures of what I saw.

Vernal poll at Khoisan Kitchens, Cedarberg Mountains, South Africa

Vernal pool with Crassulas

Crassula aphylla (Family Crassulaceae)

Crassula sp. (Family Crassulaceae)

Drosera cistiflora (Family Droseraceae)

Drosera cistiflora (Family Droseraceae)

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Dzmitry Samakhvalau 7 years, 10 months ago

again, lovely

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