Euphorbia barnadii one of many endemic South African Species
An endemic species is found only in a very specific area and veld type, for example the Euphorbia barnadii is only found naturally occurring in the norite hills of the Bewaarskloof nature reserve and Leolo Valley in Limpopo. This species is found nowhere else, making it endemic to this area.
Including both endemic and indigenous species in your garden has great benefits for the sustainability and biodiversity of your landscape. Endemic species have adapted optimally to their environment, meaning that in a water scarce area they will be drought hardy and tolerate minimal watering, preserving resources. These flora species also provide habitats and food sources for endemic fauna species such as the birds, butterflies and bees, encouraging the local wildlife into your garden. These two aspects enhance the sustainability and longevity of your landscape.