During one of our trips on the higher plateau, I came across a little flower that was very familiar to me while I was growing up that I hadn’t seen for a while: the Balsam (or impatiens).
In Curepipe, where I grew up, they seemed to be around every corner. On the coast however, I haven’t seen them much. They must prefer colder and wetter weather. Continue reading “Balsamine”
The “Vieille Fille” – spinster if translated literally, is a shrub like plant with clusters of tiny little flowers that grows in most areas of Mauritius.
Lantana Camara, for its more scientific name, is not an endemic plant, and is actually an invasive species on the island – and in the world. They grow quite easily (which is probably why they invade everywhere!) in small bushes and they produce flowers of various colors: yellow, orange, red, pink, white & purple are the ones I’ve mostly seen. Continue reading “Vieille fille”