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Silene undulata

This erect or sprawling, much branched hairy perennial can be found west of tennis courts and in the grasses along from the boat club entrance towards the Indigenous Gardens. The base of the plant carries opposite spatula-shaped leaves. The flowers at the tip of the stems are glandular, sticky and strongly scented at night. The petals are bifid (meaning that they are divided by a deep notch in two parts).

This plant grows on sandy flats and slopes from Cape Peninsula to Port Elizabeth.

Family Name:
Common Name:
Wild tobacco (Eng.); kleinwildetabak (Afr.)
Plant Height:
60 cm
Flower Colour:
White Pink
Flowering Time:
August, September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April