Phygelius capensis   Cape Figwort I

Phygelius capensis

This South African introduction wouldn't have survived many of our winters in decades gone by but like many escapes and introductions has become more common as the milder climate has become established. This plant has been known to persist in some places since 1970 and prefers walls - exactly where this one was found.

P. capensis is known from quite a few places in the British Isles now - mostly in the south of England but there are a few sites in Scotland, Wales and Ireland too.

Wall in Uley, Gloucestershire 12th August 2006

Added on 20th October 2006, updated April 4th 2011

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