Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Geissorhiza aspera
Common name - Syblom, Sysie
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Habitat Mostly sandy soils, flats and slopes. Recorded near water. Very common, and can form carpets in suitable areas.
Flowering time August to September
Description Plants 10-35cm high. Corm ovoid with woody, overlapping tunics. Hairy stem of this species is a distinguishing feature.Leaves sword-shaped to linear, margins and midrib lightly thickened, 2-5mm wide. Flowers 2-7 flowered spike, blue to violet. Tepals spreading 10-15mm long. Bracts green, often reddish and becoming dry above.
From : Greek:geison, tile; rhiza, root: = regular overlapping of the corm tunics.
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