Gomphocarpus physocarpus

FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D

A spindly shrub to 2m with rounded pale green, slightly prickly pods which burst open to reveal a mass of white silky threads.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
This shrub attracts a host of insects.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION:
Grassland

MAINTENANCE:
Low maintenance.

GARDEN THEMES:
Grassland

FLOWERS:
FOLIAGE:
FRUIT:
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WILDLIFE GALLERY:
BUTTERFLY LARVAL HOST:
Danaus chrysippus (African Monarch)

FULL GALLERY:
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