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Polygala  serpentaria Eckl. & Zeyh.   
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FamilyPOLYGALACEAE
Genus species var.Polygala  serpentaria Eckl. & Zeyh. 
SynonymsPolygala chloroptera Chodat
 Polygala natalensis Chodat
Territory Southern AfricaCape ProvincesKwaZulu-NatalFree StateSwazilandNorthern Provinces
grassland
Altitude5-2000m
Description leaves subsessile, elliptic or oblong, obtuse, mucronate, abaxially pale, margins revolute, racemes lateral, 2-8-flowered, bracts ovate, caducous
Size8-30cm
Colorpurple
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, sunny site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 16-21°C
division in spring; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora Capensis (Harvey) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
African Plant Database www.ville-ge.ch/cjb/bd.php
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