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Polygala myrtifolia - Sweet Pea Shrub

Polygala myrtifolia - Sweet Pea Shrub (Polygala myrtifolia - Sweet Pea Shrub)

A close up of the sweet pea shrub flowers. Photo taken in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. on Mar. 11, 2013.

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This shrub loves the climate blooms all year and looks great even in winter.

14 Mar, 2013


Yes, it's very tough! This is why it pops up all over the park and grows to 6ft (2m) tall.

14 Mar, 2013


Agree. Mine looks like a little tree....I love it.

Just when we all thought spring was here......we had such a powerful storm today!

14 Mar, 2013


Wow! Wind, rain and cold?

It was 84ºF (29ºC) here today. It's been warm all week and should be warm for the foreseeable future. Us San Diegans are very happy! Although, we are very low on rainfall, much below normal.

15 Mar, 2013


I fear that mine may now be dead.................

However, my first Polygala virgata seed has germinated. It has a different flowering habit................

15 Mar, 2013


It's beautiful!

I wonder if the first photo was taken at Berkeley Botanical Gardens. Berkeley Botanical Gardens is one of the most scientific gardens in the world...all the plants must be collected (by botanist) in the wild and documented. I used to go there all the time. It used to be free for so many years.

15 Mar, 2013


That's what I thought!

OBG is like that too Delonix.

15 Mar, 2013


OBG collects all their plants from the wild?

17 Mar, 2013


Yes. Or from other collections with an equal level of provenance.

17 Mar, 2013


How interesting!

19 Mar, 2013

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