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Number of plants found: 8    

Monnina sp., Monnina

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Monnina parasylvatica
 Monnina sp.
Family: Polygalaceae
Monnina
Origin: South America, Central America
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds
 Monnina sp., Monnina

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Monnina sp., Monnina

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Monnina parasylvatica
Monnina sp., Monnina

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Monnina sylvatica
Monnina sp., Monnina

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Monnina cacumina
Monnina sp., Monnina

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Monnina aestuans


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Muraltia spinosa, Nylandtia spinosa, Mundia spinosa, Tortoise Berry, Skilpadbessie

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Family: Polygalaceae
Tortoise Berry, Skilpadbessie
Origin: South Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftGroundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsPink flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

The tortoise berry is a striking plant when covered in its masses of dainty purple flowers. Attractive and unusual spiny foliage, pretty red edible fruits and water-wise attributes all combine to make it a great choice for the discerning gardener.

Chewing on small amounts of fermented leaves can help with sleeplessness. A tea/infusion brewed from stems and leaves are used to assist with abdominal pain and tuberculosis, as well as a general tonic or bitter digestive. It is a remedy for treating colds, flu and bronchitis when brewed with Lebeckia multiflora . The Tswana people use the root in a preparation for the treatment of malaria. The fruits are rich in Vitamin C and are quite thirst-quenching.

This plant grows very well in rockeries, on slopes, terraforce walls and any well-drained, sunny garden position, providing a beautiful display. This hardy plant requires no special care, is fairly water-wise and pest resistant. Once established in the garden, it will tolerate drought, wind and some frost. As it grows naturally next to the sea it is also an ideal small shrub for coastal gardens.

Propagation is best from seed, as cuttings are slow and difficult to root.


 Muraltia spinosa, Nylandtia spinosa, Mundia spinosa, Tortoise Berry, Skilpadbessie

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Muraltia spinosa, Nylandtia spinosa, Mundia spinosa, Tortoise Berry, Skilpadbessie

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Muraltia spinosa, Nylandtia spinosa, Mundia spinosa, Tortoise Berry, Skilpadbessie

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Muraltia spinosa, Nylandtia spinosa, Mundia spinosa, Tortoise Berry, Skilpadbessie

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Muraltia spinosa, Nylandtia spinosa, Mundia spinosa, Tortoise Berry, Skilpadbessie

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Muraltia spinosa, Nylandtia spinosa, Mundia spinosa, Tortoise Berry, Skilpadbessie

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Polygala myrtifolia, September bush, Chupman Fields

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Polygala × dalmaisiana
 Polygala myrtifolia
Family: Polygalaceae
September bush, Chupman Fields
Origin: South Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Polygala is an old Greek name from the words polys meaning much and gala meaning milk, the name given to this genus for some of its members which have the reputation for promoting the secretion of milk. The species name myrtifolia means myrtle-like leaves. Polygala myrtifolia varies in form as it changes to adapt to the different areas it grows in, from the harshness of the coast to the drier inland climates. An evergreen shrub, the most common forms reach about 3 to 4 ft in height with a few upright-growing stems and slender branches densely covered with leaves that resemble myrtle. The oval-shaped leaves are usually 1" to 2" long and up to 0.5" wide. The leaves are light green, dark green or slightly grey. The flowers are carried in small clusters at the ends of short branches and look a bit like legume (pea or bean) flowers, but are actually quite different. Close inspection will reveal that although they have two wings and a keel, they lack the banner (also called standard) petal. All polygalas also have a showy, and very distinctive brush-like tuft on the keel. The showy petals, beautifully marked with darker veins, are usually in shades of mauve or purple, but can also be pink scarlet, or white. Polygala myrtifolia has blooms throughout the year with a peak in spring when the plants flower profusely. The fruit is a small, winged capsule. In the new garden it is excellent as a fast growing windbreak, hedge and colorful shrub able to grow in most soil types from full sun to semi-shade. Its growth is a bit more lax, producing fewer flowers in the shade, but it grows happily in the difficult pockets that change from full sun to semi-shade with the seasons. Polygala myrtifolia can easily be propagated from seed and tip cuttings preferably taken in spring and autumn.

Polygala × dalmaisiana is the result of crossing P. myrtifolia with P. fruticosa.


 Polygala myrtifolia, September bush, Chupman Fields

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A rare low growing bush from South Africa. 3 to 4 ft in height, blooms throughout the year with a peak in spring when the plants flower profusely. Called September bush in S. Africa (spring time in southern hemisphere).
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Seed Germination Mix #3, professional grade
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Myco Mix - pro-mix with Mycorrhiza
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Polygala rugelii , Yellow Milkwort

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Family: Polygalaceae
Yellow Milkwort
Origin: Florida
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow/orange flowers

Polygala rugelii is an annual (sometimes a biennial). This species is a Florida endemic.


  


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Polygala virgata, Purple broom, Persboom, Bloukappie

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Family: Polygalaceae
Purple broom, Persboom, Bloukappie
Origin: South Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Polygala virgata is an erect, evergreen shrub and grows to a height of 4-6 ft. A single stem is formed at the base of the plant and slender branches occur at the top. Drooping racemes of deep purple magenta flowers are borne at the ends of branches. The leaves and stems used in folk medicine.


 Polygala virgata, Purple broom, Persboom, Bloukappie

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Polygala virgata, Purple broom, Persboom, Bloukappie

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Polygala vigrata - seeds

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Polygala virgata is an erect, evergreen shrub and grows to a height of 5-6 ft. A single stem is formed at the base of the plant and slender branches occur at the top. Pretty pink flowers during spring-summer.
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Seed Germination Mix #3, professional grade
SUNSHINE-S - Seeds and cuttings booster
Myco Mix - pro-mix with Mycorrhiza
Baby-Plant Food - Seedlings and Cuttings Booster
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Securidaca diversifolia, Elsota diversifolia, Easter Flower

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Family: Polygalaceae
Easter Flower
Origin: Central America, Caribbean
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.

The vine is used for cordage to treat venereal diseases.


 Securidaca diversifolia, Elsota diversifolia, Easter Flower

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Securidaca longipedunculata, Violet Tree 

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Family: Polygalaceae
Violet Tree
Origin: South Africa
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

The Violet Tree is the most popular of all the traditional medicinal plants in South Africa.

The tree look very similar to Securidaca diversifolia.

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Xanthophyllum obscurum, Banisterodes insigne, Banisterodes obscurum, Xanthophyllum insigne, Xanthophyllum scortechinii, Merbatu

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Family: Polygalaceae
Merbatu
Origin: Southeast Asia
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowers
  


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