Photos of South Africa

Photographs of Proteas

Updated Friday, 30 December 2016

This is a beautiful white king protea with soft feathery bracts. Proteas are also known as sugarbushes due to their furry apprearance that resembles spun sugar. According to Wikipedia, Protea is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of flowering plants, sometimes also called sugarbushes.

The protea is South Africa’s national flower, and beautiful it is … (see more proteas in the gallery below and in our wonderful National Botanical Gardens).

Protea photographs – click on the thumbnail images to view the gallery.