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Hewitt's Dwarf Morning Glory

Afrikaans name:

Hewitt's Dwarf Morning Glory

Hewitt's Dwarf Morning Glory

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Hewittia malabarica

Hewitt’s Morning Glory is a twining plant with stems of about 1 to 2 metres in length. In South Africa it is found along the KwaZulu-Natal east coast as well as some parts of Mpumalanga and Limpopo. It is also found in other parts of Africa and Asia. The leaves grow to a length of up to 10 cm or more. The pale yellow flowers have deep red centres and attract various species of small bees. The plant was named after John Hewitt who was the director of the Albany Museum for 40 years. He lived from 1880 to 1961.

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