Blooming Cyclopia (Honeybush) Plant

Spindly-looking plant covered in large yellow flowers with reddish-brown centers, a few green bean-like pods aboutView Full Resolution

This photo shows the Cyclopia plant in bloom, the plant used to produce honeybush herbal tea. The plant is completely covered in large yellow pea-like flowers, showing its membership in the Fabaceae, or legume/bean/pea family. The flowers are more visible than the leaves, which are spindly and narrow.

A few green bean-shaped pods are visible on the left side of the photo, the fruit or seeds of this plant.

This image is featured in our article on Honeybush.

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Alex Zorach

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Joined Sep. 1st, 2009.

Region: South Africa

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