Golden Metalasia Overview
Metalasia aurea has the most unusual flower colour for Metalasia, and may be seen when travelling along the N2 freeway from Humansdorp to Port Elizabeth. It presents as beautiful stands of bright yellow bushes, illuminating the winter lowlands. There are few other yellowish Metalasia species such as Metalasia octoflora, which is dull yellow and grows in the renosterveld and Metalasia luteola, a limestone endemic on the Agulhas plains, with pale yellow flowers and very stiff hard leaves. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape.