Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Ixia flexuosa
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Habitat Mostly clay flats and slopes
Flowering time Mainly August to September
Description Plants 35-65cm high. Stems wiry. Flower stem angled between flowers. Leaves linear to sword-shaped. Flowers mostly 4-12 per spike, congested, pink, mauve or white with darker streaks, with a light musky scent. Tepals spreading, 10-16mm long.
From: Greek: ixos - mistletoe, birdlime: viscous sap
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