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Muraltia heisteria, on the lower slopes of Table Mountain, South Africa. Photo by Malcolm Manners (CC BY 2.0), www.flickr.com
By Peter Baker [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Muraltia heisteria (L.) DC.
Polygala heisteria L.
African furze, furze muraltia, purple gorse
Native to south-western Africa (i.e. western South Africa).
Naturalised some parts of south-eastern Australia (i.e. naturalised in the coastal districts of central and northern New South Wales, in southern Victoria and in south-eastern South Australia).
African furze (Muraltia heisteria) is regarded as an environmental weed in South Australia and is listed as a priority environmental weed in at least one Natural Resource Management region.
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