Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Babiana ambigua
Common name - Bobbejaantjie
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Habitat Sandy flats and lower slopes
Altitude 20m - 460m
Flowering time Aug - Sept
Description Plants 5-8cm high.
Stem underground. The corm tunics are netted.
Leaves linear-lanceolate, pleated and hairy.
Flowers blue to mauve with white to cream markings. Fragrant.
Bracts, usually entirely green, inner bracts divided to the base.
Babiana from: Dutch "baviaantjie" or its Cape corruption "babiaantjie" for small baboon: = baboons are partial to its corms.
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