Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Ixia stricta
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Habitat Lower sandy loam slopes
Flowering time November to December
Description Plants 35-55cm high. Often with one to three short, spreading branchlets. Leaves sword-shaped with rigid, thickened margins, often becoming dry at flowering. Flowers pale to deep pink, 6-15 per spike, axis fairly lax, flexuous. Stamens fully exerted, anthers ovoid.
From: Greek: ixos - mistletoe, birdlime = viscous sap.
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