Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Cyanella lutea
Common name - Lady's Hand, Raaptol
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Habitat Mostly clay or limestone flats.
Flowering time September to October
Description Plants 12 - 25cm high. Corm is deep-seated. Leaves linear-lanceolate to oblong. Flowers in a branched raceme on sub-erect pedicels, yellow, rarely pink, violet scented, with five upper stamens and one large lower. Cyanella flowers are buzz pollinated: see C. hyacinthoides.
lutea = yellow
2017 / 3 / 22