English : Adder bush
Description and diagnostic features
It appears to be made up of a woody branched perennial shrub that can grow up to three metres high. The leaves are tiny scales on the stalks. It makes plumes of flowers that look more granular on the stalks than the leaves. The variant growing in the southern cape has darker green leaves than the greyer kind further west.
Do not use with other medication as it will block their working whether it be other herbs or allopathic drugs.
It grows from near the coast right up into the edges of the Karoo. It is quite drought tolerant.
It germinates from seed.