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102 Dunmaglass Road
Glenferness, Midrand

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Tephrosia grandiflora

Pink Bush Pea

Medicinal, fish poison and potential natural insecticide.

Plant Type:

General Size: small

Flowering Time: autumn | spring | summer | winter

Flowering Colour: pink

Specifications: attracts butterflies | evergreen | sun | townhouse gardens

Description

Evergreen small slender shrub that grows about 0.3 – 1.5m when planted in full sun but it is semi-deciduous during drought years and is short lived. The leaves are pinnate with the oval leaflets showing many veins. The flowers are pink or magenta, blooming throughout the year with a flush in spring. Fruits are long, narrow pods, carrying many seeds. It attracts bees, birds, butterflies and other insects. Root infusions are used for chest complaints. It is used as a fish poison and has insecticide value.