The Cape Leadwort (Plumbago auriculata) is a flowering evergreen plant in the Plumbaginaceae family. It is also known as Cape Plumbago and Blue Plumbago.
It is native to South Africa.
It is a climbing plant, growing to 600 centimetres (20 feet) tall and 300 centimetres (10 feet) wide.
The leaves are ‘ear-shaped’ and glossy green.
It has pale blue, white, or violet flowers with five petals.
The Cape Leadwort blooms in summer.
Photographed in the Paris Botanical Garden, France, September 2022.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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