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Balloon Pea

Lessertia frutenscens

Description:

Shrublet to 1m with leaves devided into oblong, greyis-green leaflets that are hairless or sparsely hairy. Bears red flowers 25 to 35 mm long with small wing petals hidden within the calyx. The posds are large swollen papery and hairless.

Habitat:

Sandstone and shale flats and slopes throughout southern South Africa.

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2 Comments

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 9 years ago

an absolute beauty!

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

fascinating pea and nice pictures

TimRolston
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TimRolston

South Africa

Spotted on Apr 23, 2011
Submitted on Apr 23, 2011

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