Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Drimia media
Common name - Jeukbol
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Habitat Sandy coastal flats and slopes.
Flowering time January to March
Description Bulbous plant 300-550 mm tall. Bulb scales carmine coloured. Leaves emergent or present at flowering, erect, rigid, cylindrical, 0.3mm wide. Flowers silvery purple-brown, in lax cylindrical raceme, recurved, tepals 10-15mm long, joined below for 3-5mm. Anthers purple.
All parts of plant sometimes poisonous or pungent.
From Greek: drimys = acrid or pungent.
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