Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Tulbaghia alliacea
Common name - Wild Garlic, Wilde Knoflok
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Habitat Clay or gravelly flats, sandy places
Flowering time March - May, esp. after fire
Description Plants 15-30cm high - strongly aromatic. Leaves absent or emergent at flowering, spreading, linear. Flowers 6-10 on pedicels to 20mm long, brownish to green, with an orange corona (fleshy or petal-like appendages attached to the perianth), scented of coconut and honey at night;
upper anthers inserted on the corona.
Tulbaghia from Ryk Tulbagh, Dutch govenor of the Cape 1751-71).
alliacea = resembling an onion
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