Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Geissorhiza aspera


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 Geissorhiza aspera   Geissorhiza aspera
 Geissorhiza aspera   Geissorhiza aspera
 Geissorhiza aspera   Geissorhiza aspera

Habitat

Mostly sandy soils, flats and slopes. Recorded near water. Very common, and can form carpets in suitable areas.

Altitude

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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2017 / 3 / 26