scale bar = 1cm.
Cape Honeyflower - introduced (Melianthus major)
Family: Melianthaceae (Honeyflower
Native of South Africa.
Occurrence: Occurrence: Scattered occurrence, usually as garden escapes, where it may be abundant e.g. at Maldon.
- a distinctive weed, growing to about 1.5 metres high
- the leaves are large and divided into leaflets, and
give off an unpleasant odour when crushed
- the red flowers have pouched petals.
All parts of the plant are poisonous.