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Aspalathus lactea

Aspalathus lactea

Erect shrub with rigid curvy branches. Leaves are 3-foliolate and almost cylindrical; hairless. Flowers (September to March) are scattered and usually solitary, pale yellow. The wings and keel are hairless, but the calyx is usually shortly hairy.

The subspecies found in the Hex is known as A. lactea lactea, the common milk capegorse.

Distribution in the Hex

Flats of De Doorns Arid Renosterveld and De Doorns Renosterveld Karoo.


  • Manning, J. & Goldblatt, P. 2012. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 1: the Core Cape flora, Strelitzia 29. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.