Most of Alicia Simcox’s young life was spent traveling and now she records her time exploring the nature in Johannesburg, South Africa, and the Kalahari Desert.
The author's father, botanical explorer Joseph Simcox, encouraged her to take this trip with him. Here he's shown admiring a gemsbock cucumber (Acanthosicyos naudinianus).
Photo courtesy Jason Piper
Photo courtesy fotolia/Carl Ruysenaar
During the author's time in Johannesburg, South Africa, and the Kalahari Desert, she found the spikey gemsbock cucumber (Acanthosicyos naudinianus),the boroboloho (Coccinia sessilifolia), Devil's Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens), the "diet plant" (Hoodia Gordonii), and more.