Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Lanaria lanata
Common name - Kapokblom, Perdekapok, Cape Edelweiss
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Habitat Clay and sandstone slopes.
Flowering time November to January
Description An upright plant growing to 800 mm, with numerous stiff, narrow leaves at the base arising from a woody rootstock. The flowering stalk ends in a densely woolly, white head with hidden, small, mauve flowers. Honey bees are attracted by the light honey-like scent and nectar, and various monkey beetles are common visitors. Flowering is strongly stimulated by fire.
From Greek: lana, wool; -aria, connected with: = woolly flower.
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