Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Ixia scillaris
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Habitat Stony granite, sandstone, and clay flats
Flowering time September to November
Description Plants 25-50cm high. Often with one to three short branchlets. Leaves sword-shaped, the margins sometimes undulate. Flowers pale or deep pink, 7-20 per spike, axis lax. Tepals 8-16mm long. Anthers oblong, nodding, splitting incompletely from the base.
From: Greek: ixos - mistletoe, birdlime = viscous sap
2017 / 3 / 22