Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Haemanthus sanguineus
Common name - April Fool, Veldskoenblaar,
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Habitat Sandy, loamy slopes especially after fire
Flowering time January - April
Description A bulbous plant about 300 mm high with two to three large, rounded leaves flat on the ground (like the soles of a shoe) that appear after flowering. The stout, red, flowering stem, often compressed and furrowed, bears the "paint-brush" flowerhead. This consists of a cup of about eight red bracts with numerous pink to red flowers crowded in the centre.
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