SA No. 219

Calpurnia aurea

Geelkeur / Golden-pea

Family: Fabaceae

Where can i find this tree.  Locations to follow soon – watch this space!

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Very impressive when covered in bunches of pea-like yellow flowers and breath-taking when standing in the bush amongst other paler trees. These pretty trees are found all over Africa and even in India, they flower from a young age and are often used as garden and street trees.

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Birds:

Visited by many insects when in flower. Look out for various insect eating birds during this time, and a real asset for birds lovers in any garden for this reason. Fork tailed drongos, Bulbuls and Flycatchers are some of the regular visitors.

Animals:

Dassies and Klipspringers will eat the flowers and flower buds.

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