Barberton’s heavy metal fans

 

Berkheya coddii is a rare Barberton endemic with an appetite for heavy metals

The Barberton Greenstone Belt is internationally known for its unique geology and with unique geology one is bound to find fascinating plants. The link below is an article that was published in the June issue of the Botanical Society’s quarterly journal, Veld & Flora. It is about plants from our neck of the woods that have the ability to accumulate and tolerate high levels of heavy metals and therefore with the potential to clean up contaminated environments.

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