Youngsfield is a military base in Cape Town in Wynberg. The fields of Youngsfield harbour one of the last remaining fragments of the critically endangered Cape Sand Plain Fynbos – a once extensive vegetation type that covered much of the low-lying areas of the Cape Peninsula before urbanization all but wiped it out. This is a group from the Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers (CREW) who, with the Friends of Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area, are monitioring the plants there. Already approximately 120 indigenous species within about 35 families have been positively identified there.
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