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Tulbaghia violacea

Tulbaghia violacea

Tulbaghia violacea is also known as the Society Garlic, Pink Agapanthus, Wild Garlic, Sweet Garlic, Spring Bulbs, or Spring Flower. It is part of the Alliaceae family of plants. It is native to South Africa. Tulbaghia violacea is a rhizomatous perennial. Tulbaghia violacea grows 20in or 50cm tall. Tulbaghia violacea Tulbaghia violacea flower stem and basal foliage are gray-green. It flowers in late summer or in autumn. It has pale ...

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Berkheya purpurea

Berkheya purpurea

Berkheya purpurea is part of the Asteraceae family of plants. It is also known as Purple Berkheya or South African Thistle. It is native to South Africa. Berkheya purpurea is a perennial producing large spiky daisy-like flowers. It has rosettes of spiny foliage, pinnately divided that grow to 45cm or 18in. The leaves are downy-white on the back. Berkheya purpurea flowers in the summer. Berkheya purpurea flowers are pale purple, ...

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Aristea Ecklonii

Aristea Ecklonii

Aristea Ecklonii is also known as Blue Stars, Blue Flies, Blue-eyed Iris, Blue eyes, Blue Corn Lily, Blue Star Iris, or African Blue. It is native to Central and Southern Africa. It ranges from South Africa to Cameroon and Tanzania. The name Aristea is from Latin Arista which means spike. This probably refers to the leaves. Aristea Ecklonii is part of the Iridaceae family of plants. The name is from ...

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Crocosmia x latifolia

Montbretia

Crocosmia x latifolia is also known as Monbretia x crocosmiiflora, Tritonia x crocosmiiflora. It is part of the Iridaceae family of plants. The name is derived from Greek, Krokos meaning Saffron (the spice), and osme meaning odor, the reason is the leaves when dried have a saffron aroma. Crocosmia x latifolia Crocosmia x latifolia is a clump-forming, deciduous perennial. It grows from corms. The corms grow in chains with the ...

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Euryops chrysanthemoides

Euryops chrysanthemoides

Euryops chrysanthemoides is also known as African Bush Daisy or Bull’s-eye. It is part of the Asteraceae family of plants. Euryops chrysanthemoides is native to South Africa. It is a compact, branched evergreen shrub. The name is derived from Greek, ‘eurys’ meaning large, ‘ops’ meaning eye which refers to the flower, and ‘chrysanthemoides’ means like Chrysanthemum. Euryops chrysanthemoides It grows to 2m or 6ft tall. The foliage is similar to ...

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Nerine bowdenii

Nerine bowdenii

Nerine bowdenii is also known as Bowden Lily, Cornish Lily, Cape Flower, or Guernsey Lily. It is not a lily, it is part of the Amaryllidaceae family of plants. It is native to South Africa. Nerine bowdenii is a herbaceous, bulbous perennial. It usually grows to 45cm or 18in. It has strap-shaped green leaves. Athelstan Hall Cornish-Bowden (1871-1942) a South African land surveyor, named this plant in 1904. Nerine bowdenii ...

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Dimorphotheca pluvialis

Dimorphotheca pluvialis

Dimorphotheca pluvialis is also known as White African Daisy, Cape Marigold, Weather Prophet, Cape Rain-daisy, Ox-eye Daisy, Cape Daisy, or Rain Daisy. It is part of the Asteraceae family of plants. Dimorphotheca is the former name for Osteospermum. However, it is now used for the annual species only. The color range for Dimorphotheca pluvialis is different than Osteospermum. Dimorphotheca pluvialis ranges in color from white, cream, yellow, to orange. Dimorphotheca ...

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Grewia occidentalis

Grewia occidentalis

Grewia occidentalis is also known as Four Corner, Crossberry, Kruisbessie, Mokukutu, Mogwane, iLalanyathi, umSipane, umNqabaza Mulembu, Nsihana, Grewia Caffra, or African Starfish. It is part of the Malvaceae family of plants. It is native to South Africa. Grewia occidentalis is a small tree or a shrub. It is hardy and deciduous. It has slender branches. Grewia occidentalis can grow to about 3m or 10ft. The foliage is glossy dark green. ...

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Hesperantha coccinea ‘Major’

Hesperantha coccinea'Major'

Hesperantha coccinea ‘Major’ is also known as Schizostylis coccinea ‘Major’, Schizostylis coccinea ‘Gigantea’, Hesperantha coccinea ‘Grandiflora’, Hesperantha coccinea ‘Gigantea’, Hesperantha coccinea ‘Grandiflora’, Hesperantha coccinea ‘Gigantea’ Hesperantha grandiflora, River Lily, or Crimson Flag Lily ‘Major’. It is part of the Iridaceae family of plants. It is native to Southern Africa and Zimbabwe. Hesperantha coccinea’Major’ is a rhizomatous perennial. It is clump-forming. Coccinea in Latin means bright red. This plant was originally ...

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Polygala myrtifolia

Polygala myrtifolia

Polygala myrtifolia is also known as Myrtle Leaf Milkwort, September Bush, Sempteberbossie, Augustbossie, Blouertjie, Langelede, Ulopesi, Ulapesi, Umabalabala, or Uchwasha. It is a rounded and bushy shrub. It is evergreen. It belongs to the Polygalaceae family of plants. It is native to South Africa. Polygala myrtifolia can grow to 2m or 6ft tall. In its native habitat, it is usually found in dunes and rocky landscapes and along streams. The ...

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