Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Thereianthus juncifolius
Common name - Summer Pipes, Somerpypie
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Habitat Mountain seeps, marshes and streambanks in sandstone.
Flowering time November - March
Description Plants 30-40cm high. Corm globose with fairly fine, fibrous tunics. Leaves round to oval in cross-section, slender, rush-like, often overtopping flowering stems. Flowers in lax spike, blue to mauve, white in the throat. Perianth tube slender, tepals subequal. Bracts 3-5mm long.
From Greek: thereios = summer, anthos = flower.
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