Bulbine favosa

Botanical name

Bulbine favosa

Other names

 

Family

Asphodelaceae

Dimensions

A slender perennial herb that may exceed 50 cm

Description of stem

Absent

Description of leaves

Thin, long, wiry leaves, sheathed at the base

Description of flowers

Raceme of yellow flowers, six yellow tepals arranged in two rings, the inner three being larger, all have fine green longitudinal lines along the centre; the filaments covered with dense yellow hairs;

Description of seed/fruit

Small black seeds

Description of roots

Fleshy, branching tuber extending into long roots

Variation

 

Propagation and cultivation

 

Tolerances

 

Uses

 

Ecological rarity

Apparently not endangered, common

Pests and diseases

 

Other

 

Location

Hilly grassland, wet and rocky slopes

Distribution (SA provinces)

Western, Eastern and Northern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, North West

Country

South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Zambia, Malawi

 

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