15 August 2010

Flowers of the Eastern Cape #14 - Polygala myrtifolia

Polygala myrtifolia is a fairly common, widespread pioneer shrub. It has pretty mauve flowers on and off throughout the year, but peaks in spring.

It is also known as the Augustusbossie (August bush) and September bush.

This one was photographed at Cape St Francis this weekend.


Melanie Rawlings said...

Hello Max,
these are so sunny. I enjoy your photos. Summer is coming to a close here in the US. The south is starting to cool off a bit now, and I can "feel" fall.

Flowers said...

I love the flowers and the way you show them! gardening is one of my biggest passions

Firefly said...

I was looking at the same kind of bush at a wedding on Saturday. Didn't have my camera on hand though.