One of the extraordinary plants in the region is a showy bulb - Boophone disticha. These bulbs can be older than the surrounding trees.
The term "grassland" creates the impression that the biome consists only of grass species. In fact, only one in six plant species in the biome is a grass. ~ Grasslands Programme, SANBI
The Grassland Biome is one of the most threatened biomes in South Africa, with 30% of the biome transformed beyond repair and only 2% formally conserved.