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Polygala virgata #1 | by J.G. in S.F.
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Polygala virgata #1

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Polygalaceae - E. Africa south through South Africa; Western Cape Province, South Africa provenance of plant above

 

Purple Broom; Persboom, Bloukappie (Afrikaans)

 

Shown: Habit of plant in full flower; woody, evergreen shrub may reach more than 2 m in height

 

Details of morphology, natural occurrence and garden culture:

www.plantzafrica.com/plantnop/polyvirg.htm

 

My additional image of Polygala virgata:

www.flickr.com/photos/jim-sf/7164980081/in/photostream/

 

My image of South African Polygala fruticosa 'Petite Butterfly':

www.flickr.com/photos/jim-sf/6788910103/in/photostream

 

Photographed in U.C. Botanical Garden at Berkeley - Berkeley, California

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Taken on May 16, 2012