Plumbago auriculata Lam.

Cape Leadwort

Scrambling shrub. Leaves oblong to spoon-shaped about 5 cm long, blunt but with a short point at the tip. Leaf stalk short. Flowers sepals have glandular hairs in the upper half, the corolla tube about 4 cm long, clear pale blue. [P. capensis Thunb.]

S Africa

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Plumbaginaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Plumbago auriculata 'Alba'

Flowers white.

Plumbago auriculata 'Royal Cape'

Flowers deeper blue than the type.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Caryophyllanae
order      Caryophyllales
family       Plumbaginaceae
genus        Plumbago L.