Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Moraea fugax
Common name - Hottentotsbrood
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Habitat Deep sands and rocky sandstone and granitic soils
Flowering time August to November
Description Plants up to 50cm tall. One narrow, trailing leaf (occasionally two), longer than the stem, linear to filiform. Flowers blue, white or yellow, with yellow honey-guides, and a strong sweet scent, enclosed in partly dry attenuate (tapering gradually to a point) spathes. Tepals unequal, the outer larger, 20-30mm long, both inner and outer tepals spreading to lightly reflexed.
fugax = fleeting; wasting away quickly.
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