Floral Friday : September bush


Polygala myrtifolia

Indigenous to South Africa  polygalas are easy-to-grow, low maintenance and water wise plants that provide a dazzling display for many months of the year.IMG_4075There are about 600 Polygala species that occur in temperate and warm regions all over the world. Of that, 88 species are specifically indigenous to southern Africa, occurring mainly in the fynbos region of the Western Cape.IMG_4073

Polygala myrtifolia is a common, widespread pioneer shrub with pretty mauve flowers on and off throughout the year with a peak in spring, hence the names Augustusbossie and September bush.IMG_4074

Polygala myrtifolia occurs naturally from the Bokkeveld Mountains near Clanwilliam in the Western Cape to Kwazulu-Natal. Along this wide distribution area changing from winter to summer rainfall, it is commonly found growing on dunes, rocky slopes, in forests, along streams, in scrub and open grassland.IMG_4076IMG_4072




24 thoughts on “Floral Friday : September bush

  1. Delightful shots of this shrub/tree and its flowers. In Melbourne they are very common and found in gardens and parks.
    Thanks for participating in Floral Friday Fotos.


    1. Die foto’s is miskien so ‘n bietjie misleidend. Die blommetjies is eintlik maar klein, ek het dit macro afgeneem. Ek laai nog ‘n foto op wat die hele bos sal wys.


      1. Hier is naastenby so n blommetjie maar dit word n reuse boom. Hul blom op oomblik en is oortrek met pers blommetjies. Ek het n slag gestop om te kyk hoe dit van naby lyk.(geen kamera naby)

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  2. These are such gorgeous flowers and you’ve captured them so well Aletta! Love the colours and such interesting info. Thanks for sharing hon. 😀 ♥

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  3. I looked at your Agapanthus post: also lovely.
    We have a wild flower growing here in the UK, that looks like your seciond picture. It is tiny though. I think it is called milkweed.[-gala-]


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