Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Micranthus alopecuroides
Common name - Combflower
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Habitat Sandstone soils
Flowering time October to December
Description Plants 25-40cm high. Corm globose with tough fibrous tunics. Leaves sword-shaped, with distinct mid-vein, 5-12mm wide. Flowers in closely set, two-ranked spikes, about 8mm long, pale to deep-blue. Bracts dry, rigid, brown with broad membranous margins.
From: Greek: micro - small, anthos - flower.
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