Indigofera frutescens

This is a species which comes from the Western Cape fynbos, from the Cederberg Mountains to Worcester. It has rose to purple flowers in lax racemes and bluish green leaves. It forms a stout, leafy shrub up to 2 m tall and is called kouebos or ertjiesbos in Afrikaans. It is not often found in cultivation and the name is is often confused in the nursery trade with the plant previously known as Indigofera cylindrica- now Indigofera jucunda.

See Indigofera jucunda


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