Geissorhiza splendidissima is a perennial geophyte growing annually from a corm the size of a pea. Striking bright blue flowers with dark centres are produced.
The plant is endemic to the Nieuwoudtville area where it grows in stony clay soils on the plateau of the Bokkeveld Mountains.
There are 84 species of the Geissorhiza genus endemic to South Africa, 83 of which occur in the Western and Northern Cape. Several of them participate in the spring pageant of flowers launched by winter rain (www.plantzafrica.com).
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