Cyanella lutea subsp. rosea, one of the traditional food items yielded by the land, occurs in the Great Karoo and more widely.
The plant, commonly a raaptol (turnip top) in Afrikaans, is also called the five fingers, due to the appearance of the yellow-anthered stamens. There are actually six of them, one positioned separately like an opposing thumb.
The idea that brings a name does not have to conform exactly to physical details, the notion yielding the story not to be spoilt by facts that bore. Until ego resorts to conflict or rises in the interests of science to refute and score points.
People are complex in ways that plants could not dream of. But then, plants can't dream, as far as we know today (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2015; Manning, 2007; Moriarty, 1997; Gledhill, 1981; iNaturalist).