Waterblommetjies in Full Bloom in the Boland

Waterblommetjies

It’s waterblommetjie season in the Western Cape and pickers can be spotted harvesting this locally indigenous flower that grows in shallow ponds between June and September. The waterblommetjie (Aponogeton distachyos) is one of South Africa’s most famous edible plants with a long history of use by the indigenous Khoikhoi, both medicinally and as a nutritious…