The common Agapanthus (agapanthus praecox), or bloulelie in Afrikaans, is found throughout rocky outcrops and alongside streams in the southeastern Cape. It is an evergreen plant with strap-shaped leaves, flowering mainly through the late spring and summer months.

The beautiful blue flowers make an oustanding show in the garden. Concoctions of the underground bulbs are used by traditional healers as a mild purgative.

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