The Orange Vygie or Lampranthus Aureus is a flower native to Southern Africa. The shiny orange flowers are borne singly or in clusters on short stalks, are 60 mm in diameter and appear from August. Yellow and purple forms also occur. Plants are all pollinated by insects at midday when flowers are fully open. In the past these plants were known as midday plants. They are also referred to as ‘municipal workers’ as the flowers open at 9 am and close at 5 pm.