KORSMAN CONSERVANCY

VEGETATION

Korsman's historic grassland vegetation was initially classified as part of the larger Cymbopogon-Themeda Veld (Acocks 1953). More recently Mucina & Rutherford (2006) further classified it as a distinct vegetation type,  Soweto Highveld Grassland. This is an Endangered vegetation type of which only isolated remnants remain. More than 47% has already been destroyed and only 0.2% is conserved.

All the trees in the Sanctuary were planted, and historically planted invasive trees are being removed and replaced with indigenous species. It is not the intention to further develop a woodland. Furthermore, both alien and some indigenous trees are causing bush encroachment which must be managed.
Indigenous planted species include wild olive, white and black karee, red bushwillow and sweet thorn.

Category overview below - click on link or picture to visit each page for information and galleries.
For invasive plants gallery, see here 

GRASSLAND

WILD FLOWERS


Many wild flowers and shrubs grow in the grassland.
See gallery


GRASSES and SEDGES


Identifying the grasses is an ongoing project.
Originally a pure grassland biome, what now remains must be conserved. Read more
Helichrysym cooperi in grassland
Grassland

W

ETLAND

and AQUATIC

PLANTS


Plants that grow in the damp transitional zone, and vegetation that grows on or under water. See here

ROCKERY PLANTS


Plants and ferns found in the rocky areas. Go to page


Rockery plants
Wetland plants

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