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Barleria greenii

   (Family: Acanthaceae)
   
English: Wild Bush Petunia  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 1 - 1.5m
Special properties:
  Drought Resistant (light)
  Frost Tolerant (light)
Rarity Status:
Vulnerable
   
Preferred rainfall: Summer
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily),
Clay (fine texture, holds a lot of water)
 
Flowering time EDIT
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Flower colours
 
Pink
Flower shape
Flower type
 
  Flower scent EDIT
  Strongly sweet-scented flowers at night.
  Polinator
  Hawk moths and insects
 
 
Leaf shape EDIT
Leaf margin
Leaf type
Leaf arrangement
 
  Leaf info EDIT
  Evergreen
  The leaves have small hooks at the tips.
 
 
 
  Seed info EDIT
 
 
 
Description EDIT
The plants form much branched shrubs up to 1.5m in height with robust stems which are woody at the base. The leaves have small hooks at the tips.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
endemic, naturally occurring in a small area in the Estcourt region of KwaZulu Natal.
History EDIT
It has only recently been discovered and was only officially named in 1984.
Uses EDIT
Ecology EDIT
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