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Myrtle-Leaf Milkwort

Polygala myrtifolia

Description:

An attractive pea-like shrub growing to about 2 metres tall.

Habitat:

About 1 metre above high tide mark on a sandy beach. The area is within a bay but very open to the southern ocean.

Notes:

This plant has become a serious weed on the southern coastline of Australia although it is a horticultural plant elsewhere in the world. Native of South Africa. Also a weed in New Zealand.
Order: Fabales
Family: Polygalaceae

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Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Balnarring Beach, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Sep 4, 2015
Submitted on Sep 5, 2015

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