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Elegia capensis

   (Family: Restionaceae)
Afrikaans: Fonteinriet  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 2m
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Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily)
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Description EDIT
Robust, brush-like perennial to 2m with stiffly erect stems bearing whorls of sterile branchlets.
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Distribution EDIT
Seeps and streamsides on sandstone slopes in the Western and Eastern Cape.
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