Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Zantedeschia aethiopica
Common name - Arum Lily, Varkblom, Aronskelk,
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Habitat Sandy or rocky places, usually seasonally damp.
Flowering time July to December
Description A tuberous perennial plant up to 1 m tall with its familiar, white spathe-like flower-
heads and central, flower-bearing, yellow column. This species is common in
damp places. It is
frequently seen growing along roadsides, and is cultivated worldwide.
Zantedeschia = after Francesco Zantedeschi, d. 1846, Italian physician and botanist, writer of Italian flora.
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