Observations in the Genus: Polygala

Common Name: Milkworts

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Polygala

Polygala garcinii
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Location: The Crags, South Cape
Observed: 26th August 2016
Added: 27th August 2016
Identifications:1
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Description:

Insubstantial shrublet. Leaves are ericoid (neither opposite nor alternate as some are opposite and others are irregularly alternate). Flowers ~10mm long, purple.

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Purple Pea

Polygala fruiticosa 1
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Location: The Crags, South Cape
Observed: 26th August 2016
Added: 27th August 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

Erect shrub, 1.7m tall. Purple flowers, 15mm long in racimes at tips of branchlets. Leaves opposite and triangular (deltate) in shape.

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Polygala

Polygala
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Location: Pauline Bohnen
Observed: 20th August 2016
Added: 25th August 2016
Identifications:1
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Polygala

Polygala
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Location: Pauline Bohnen
Observed: 17th August 2016
Added: 20th August 2016
Identifications:2
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Description:

small plant, hidden amongst other vegetation

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Everso feathery

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By: Linkie
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Location: Rooiheuwel area,Botriver
Observed: 16th August 2016
Added: 17th August 2016
Identifications:1
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Slender Polygala with straight,simple leaves. Style much branched.

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Pretty polly

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By: Richard Adcock
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: North of Rooiberg, Robertson
Observed: 29th July 2016
Added: 13th August 2016
Likely ID: Polygala scabra
Identifications:1
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Bearded Pink

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By: PetraBroddle
Crew (Cape Peninsula)
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Location: Ganzekraal East
Observed: 9th August 2016
Added: 10th August 2016
Identifications:3
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Polygala

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Location: Waeboomsberg
Observed: 6th August 2016
Added: 7th August 2016
Likely ID: Polygala
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Limestone Polygala

Polygala dasyphylla
By: Jan-Hendrik
Botanical Society of South AfricaSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Vermaaklikheid area
Observed: 2nd August 2016
Added: 3rd August 2016
Identifications:1
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Comments:1
Description:

Growing on limestone soils, side petals (NOT sepals) not deeply lobed but entire.

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Polygala scabra

 Polygala scabra
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Perdepoort
Observed: 22nd July 2016
Added: 1st August 2016
Likely ID: Polygala scabra
Identifications:1
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Polygala fruticosa

 Polygala fruticosa
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Uitzigt 216 Portion 39
Observed: 19th July 2016
Added: 21st July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Polygala ericaefolia

 Polygala ericaefolia
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Uitzigt 216 Portion 39
Observed: 19th July 2016
Added: 21st July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Polygala umbellata

Polygala umbellata
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Belvedere Plantation
Observed: 26th June 2016
Added: 17th July 2016
Identifications:1
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Polygala fruticosa

 Polygala fruticosa
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Kalanderkloof, Elandskraal 203, Portions 15 and 105
Observed: 8th July 2016
Added: 11th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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A pretty petite Polygala!

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Location: Krans Nature Reserve, McGregor
Observed: 9th July 2016
Added: 9th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

Tiny flowers (less than 10mm diameter) - difficult to photograph!
Long narrow leaves about 15mm long, 3mm wide
Sprawling, delicate plant.

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Alittle bit of purple (WNP)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Garden Route National Park
Observed: 31st May 2016
Added: 5th July 2016
Identifications:1
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Polygala peduncularis

Polygala peduncularis (1)
By: Cape Ash
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Location: Dronkvlei, De Hoop Nature Reserve
Observed: 23rd May 2016
Added: 4th July 2016
Identifications:1
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Bloukappie

tuine pienk
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Location: Botaniese tuine, Potchefstroom.
Observed: 15th February 2016
Added: 4th July 2016
Likely ID: Polygala
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Polygala myrtifolia var. myrtifolia

 Polygala myrtifolia var. myrtifolia
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Belvedere Plantation
Observed: 14th June 2016
Added: 4th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Gracile Butterflybush

Gracile Butterflybush
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Muizenberg Ascent from Lakeside
Observed: 2nd July 2016
Added: 4th July 2016
Likely ID: Polygala
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Resurrection after the Glorious 2015 fire: veld 15 years old …

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Which Polygala?

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Location: McGregor Koppies
Observed: 3rd July 2016
Added: 3rd July 2016
Identifications:1
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Description:

Flowering profusely at the moment.
Needle-like leaves folded against the stems.
Low shrub with hard, rigid branches.

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Polygala sphenoptera

Polygala sphenoptera
By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: Makhava, Swaziland
Observed: 14th September 2015
Added: 22nd June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Miniature Polygala

miniature Polygala
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Location: Pauline Bohnen
Observed: 12th June 2016
Added: 19th June 2016
Likely ID: Polygala
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Petite pink Polygala

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Location: Klipberg Ridge SE of Koningsrivier
Observed: 16th June 2016
Added: 16th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Polygala with heart-shaped leaves

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Location: Groot Toren - Riviersonderend Mountains
Observed: 7th June 2016
Added: 9th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Description:

Common in this area

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Polygala myrtifolia var. pinifolia

 Polygala myrtifolia var. pinifolia
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Koetzerskraal
Observed: 13th May 2016
Added: 5th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Pretty pink Polygala

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Location: Whipstock to Klipberg Dam
Observed: 5th June 2016
Added: 5th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Polygala refracta

Polygala refracta 261005 46SH seep near spring Tradouwskloof_cr
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Location: Langeberg Survey: 46SH Stonehaven Northeast
Observed: 25th October 2005
Added: 4th June 2016
Identifications:1
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Polygala garcinii

Polygala garcinii 110808 47SH Below rd opp Stonehaven
By: jillblignaut
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Location: Langeberg Survey: 47SH Stonehaven Tradouw River North
Observed: 11th August 2008
Added: 4th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Polygala

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By: FR de Villiers
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Ubombo Mountain Nature Reserve
Observed: 31st March 2016
Added: 3rd June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Species with which Milkworts (Polygala) interacts