Melianthus major

Melianthus major
Melianthus major
Melianthus major

Common names: giant honey flower, melianthus (English). 
Botanical name: Melianthus major

Melianthus major, known as the honey flower, boasts striking blue-green leaves and tall rust-red flower heads. It attracts birds and butterflies as pollinators. The leaves emit a strong odor when handled. Melianthus major is used in traditional medicine, treating wounds and other ailments. Thrives in various soils, and is easy to propagate from seed or cuttings.

Uses & Benefits: aromatic, medicine, ponds & ecopools, wetlands

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Family: Francoaceae
Type: shrub
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