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Southern purple drumsticks

Zaluzianskya villosa

Description:

Annual herb, honey-scented at night.

Habitat:

Sandy flats.


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10 Comments

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 5 years ago

Pretty flowers Fanie!

Fanie
Fanie 5 years ago

Maria

The only known function that I am aware of is that the flowers were used to create a color dye for paint. The Afrikaans common name is "verf blommetjies" or "paint flowers". Don't know if it is used in any food dishes. Butterflies seem to enjoy them as I have photographed many species feeding on the flowers. Apparantly the main pollinators are moths at night.

Maria dB
Maria dB 5 years ago

Beautiful plant and spotting. How is the herb used?

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 5 years ago

Too bad... my trip is scheduled for December.

Nayeli
Nayeli 5 years ago

Cute!!

Tiz
Tiz 5 years ago

Oh, they look like cartoon dog-bones! Great one Fanie :D

Fanie
Fanie 5 years ago

Karen

July-Nov

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 5 years ago

very cool! What is their blooming season?

staccyh
staccyh 5 years ago

These are so pretty! :)

Fanie
Spotted by
Fanie

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Lat: -33.78, Long: 18.46

Spotted on Oct 9, 2013
Submitted on Oct 9, 2013

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