Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Lachenalia peersii
Common name - Bekkies
Red datalist - Vulnerable
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Habitat Often in partial shade, sandy soil.
Flowering time October to November
Description Plants 15-30cm high. Leaves 1 or 2, 20mm wide, strap-shaped, often tinged maroon below. Flowers cream or white with greenish brown markings, strongly carnation scented, bell-shaped. Outer tepals slightly shorter than inner ones and often green-tipped.
From: Werner de Lachenal, d. 1800, professor of botany at Basel.
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