Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Watsonia borbonica
Common name - Suurkanol
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Habitat Mountain slopes
Flowering time October - January, esp. profuse after fires
Description Plants to 2m. Stems sturdy, usually several-branched, often purple. Leaves sword-shaped, glossy, 500-700mm long and 20-40mm wide. Flowers faintly scented, pink to purple, rarely white, flower tube widens conspicuously to the throat and bears wide lobes.
Common on mountain slopes, blooming in late spring.
Watsonia = after Sir William Watson, a London physician and naturalist, d. 1787.
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