Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Bartsia trixago

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Flowering time

October to January


A hairy parasitic plant up to 25cm in height. The leaves and stems are covered with short, sticky hairs which often trap small insects. The creamish-white flowers have a distinct hood and a reddish lip. Often found in disturbed places where it parasitizes the roots of different grasses. Named after Johann Bartsch, a German botanist and physician, died 1738.

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This website was last updated on
2017 / 3 / 27