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Bulbine frutescens

Rankkopieva (afrikaans)
Stalked bulbine (english)

Taxonomy:

Family ASPHODELACEAE
Genus Bulbine
Specie frutescens
SA Plant Number
Basionym Bulbine frutescens

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Description:

Bulbine frutescens is a very hardy, evergreen, vigorous, spreading, succulent shrublet or groundcover with grey-green, smooth, short, succulent, quill-like leaves.

Throughout the year it bears spikes of pretty, star-shaped, yellow or orange flowers that attract insects.They also make good cut flowers.

It is an important medicinal plant as the juice of the leaves has excellent healing properties, and will relieve stings, burns and rashes.

Plant in large groups or in between rocks for good effect Plant in full sun or light shade.It is drought-resistant but also grows well in normal garden conditions.

Size: 30 to 50 cm

Wildlife:

Good pollination plant:
Its yellow or orange flowers attract insects

Uses:

medicinal:
It is an important medicinal plant as the juice of the leaves has excellent healing properties, and will relieve stings, burns and rashes

Distribution:

Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Free State, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, Western Cape
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