Plakkie In Flower Is Toxic Beauty Hot

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Plakkie In Flower (Cotyledon orbiculata)

Plakkie, commonly know as Dog's-ear (Cotyledon orbiculata), is a common occuring succulent shrublet in coastal and inland scrub.

It is toxic to livestock and the flower stalks were traditionally used by San to make a flute to mimic the call of Klipspringer.

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Arne's passion for the environment, wildlife and conservation was instilled from an early age, leading to a career in nature conservation, first as a game ranger in the Natal Parks Board, a conservation officer with CapeNature and today in the City of Cape Town's Environmental Compliance Department. Photography is his creative medium of choice.