Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Freesia leichtlinii subsp. alba
Scientific name - Freesia leichtlinii subsp. alba
Synonym (old name) - Freesia alba
Common name - Kammetjie
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Habitat Sandy or stony soils, mainly coastal
Flowering time May to June
Description Plants 12-40cm high. Corm conical with finely netted tunics. Leaves sword-shaped and acute. Flowers in horizontal spike, white, often mauve on the outside, sweetly scented. Tepals 15-18mm long. Bracts green and leathery.
From : F.H.T. Frees, d. 1876, German physician from Kiel.
alba = white
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