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Tetragonia decumbens

This is a sprawling perennial with branches to 1m and glistening leaves that are warty or hairy. It bears yellow flowers 3-4mm in diameter, in branched axillary clusters shorter than the leaves. The fruits is initially green and succulent with four wings, giving rise to the genus name : Tetragonia (meaning four-angled). It is mainly found at the Creek at the springs high-water area.


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Common Name:
Dune spinach (Eng.); duinespinasie (Afr.)
Plant Height:
1 m
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Flowering Time:
August, September, October, November