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Cymbalaria muralis (Ivy-leaved toadflax, Kenilworth ivy)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid I > Order: Lamiales > Family: Plantaginaceae

Cymbalaria muralis (Ivy-leaved toadflax, Kenilworth ivy), growing between stones of Christchurch, Kenilworth, Cape Town. [photo H. Robertson ]

 

Native to Mediterranean Europe and widely naturalised elsewhere, including in southern Africa. Often found growing along pavements in shady spots, rooted in the crack between the pavement and a wall.

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