The Bearded Sugarbush, Protea neriifolia, flowering on the slopes of Table Mountain with Lionshead in the backround.
The slopes of Table Mountain beneath the lower cable station are covered in protea bushes which flower predominantly in winter months. The Bearded Sugarbushes are easily indentified by a fringe of dense hairs (the beard).
Protea neriifolia populations on the Cape Peninsula have been planted. Their natural distribution starts in the mountain ranges east of Cape Town (Hottentots-Holland mountains eastwards).