Afrikaans name: Gespikkelde Muishondblaar
The Speckled Spur-flower is an attractive plant that is popular with gardeners in sub-tropical areas.
In the wild it is found on the forest floor in damp areas that do not experience frost. Although it is most common in KwaZulu-Natal it is found from the Western Cape through to Mpumalanga.
The flowers of the Speckled Spur-flower are whitish-purple in colour and are borne in spikes. The leaves are interesting in that they are green on top and purple underneath.
These plants attract a lot of insects, particularly butterflies.
Leaves of the Speckled Spur-flower