Botanical name

Agathosma bifida

Family

Rutaceae

Common Name

Buchu, Boegoe
Agathosma bifida
Agathosma bifida
Agathosma bifida

Description

Single stemmed, densely leafy plant growing to 80cm. Leaves, needle-like to lance-shaped; white flowers in lax terminal clusters, often with scarlet stems. In the Rutaceae family many parts of the plant, especially the leaves, are dotted with oil-glands which produce a pungent scent when rubbed. Greek: agathos, good; osme, scent: referring to fragrant oils in glands of leaves.

Habitat

Sandy mountain slopes and flats

Flower Date

September to April