Otholobium sericeum

Otholobium sericeum
Otholobium sericeum
Otholobium sericeum

Common names: silvery hookleaf-pea (English). 
Botanical name: Otholobium sericeum
Previously known as: Psoralea sericea

Otholobium sericeum, commonly referred to as the hookleaf-pea, is an endemic species of South Africa found in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape Provinces. This striking plant is a sprawling shrub that produces dense clusters of purple flowers in the summer. It typically reaches a height of 2 meters, and its growth is supported by its surroundings.

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Family: Fabaceae
Type: shrub
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