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Agapanthus in bloom

My agapanthus africanus (Kleinbloulelie, uBani) are in bloom.  They really are great plants as, for most of the year, they just fade into the foliage and then, come summer, they shoot up these magnificant flowers that attract a variety of insects.  The name is from the Greek agape (love) and anthos (flower) – superb!

They also used by inyangas (traditional South African herbalists) in antenatal and post-natal medicine.

agapanthus africanus
agapanthus africanus

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