Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Empodium gloriosum

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Sandy or loamy soil on lower slopes


Flowering time

March to June


Plants with a corm, 4-20cm high, solitary. Flowers appearing just before the leaves which emerge as flowering season is ending. Leaves as many as eight, tufted, lanceolate, longer than the inflorescence, with long narrow tips, softly pleated, hairless, or the ribs sometimes hairy when young. Flowers yellow, sometimes lemon-scented. Tepals outspread from a smooth neck. Ovary sub-terranean. From Greek: em- = within; pous = foot: underground ovary.

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2017 / 3 / 25