20 April 2022

Felicia abyssinica – Soudah Waterfall

Whilst birding the Asir Mountains near Abha in southwest Saudi Arabia, I came across Felicia abyssinica a plant that grows at high altitude with flowers about 10 centimeters high and 1.5 centimeters wide. Felicia is a genus of perennial herbs with flowering plants in the family Asteraceae native to open, sunny habitats in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia and the Arabian Peninsula. It occurs at altitudes of 1200 – 2300 metres ASL.