Gnidia pinnifolia

Gnidia pinnifolia
Gnidia pinnifolia

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Botanical name: Gnidia pinifolia

The pine-leaved saffron-bush, Gnidia pinifolia, is a fragrant shrub with showy white flowers that bloom all year round and emit a sweet scent at night. It is endemic to South Africa and grows well in fynbos habitats. It attracts night-flying moths that pollinate its flowers. Although this species has no known medicinal or traditional uses, other species in the genus Gnidia have been used for various human and animal health problems, as well as for dyeing leather and making ties. Gnidia pinifolia can be propagated by cuttings and planted in full sun and well-drained soil. It is ideal for sunny fynbos gardens.

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Family: Thymelaeaceae
Type: shrub
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