AfrikaansShow more Probably translation of Afrikaans vleiroos, vlei (see vlei) + roos rose.
A very rare species of plant of the Proteaceae, Orothamnus zeyheri, bearing coral to bright red flowers shaped like a rose.
1957L.G. GreenBeyond City Lights 214Caledon has the rarest and choicest wildflowers; nearly all the most exquisite heaths; the coral-red pincushion protea, the Marsh Rose and other proteas on the verge of extinction.
1977Weekend Argus 9 Apr. (Mag. Sect.) 1The marsh rose — a plant so rare that since its discovery it was twice thought to be extinct...The Orothamnus zeyheri was discovered by the intrepid collector, Carl Zeyher, in marshy places, on the summit of the Hottentots-Holland Mountains in the month of July.
1985A. TredgoldBay between Mountains 16High up, in a restricted damp and misty region of the Kogelberg, in the Hottentots Holland Mountains, is another of the rarest flowers in the land, the rich red marsh rose, clinging to its tall, woody stem.
1992Richardson & Van Wilgen inAfr. WildlifeVol.46No.4, 160Fire was necessary to prevent the extinction of certain species, e.g. the endangered blushing bride (Serruria florida) and the marsh rose (Orothamnus zeyheri).
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