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Bulbine natalensis

Wildekopieva (afrikaans)
Broad-leaved Bulbine (english)
khomo-ea-balisa (sesotho)

Taxonomy:

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

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Description:

Bulbine natalensis is a hardy, evergreen, drought-resistant, succulent plant with bright-green, softly-fleshy leaves that form a basal rosette.

Star-shaped, yellow flowers are held in densely-packed spikes at the ends of long, gracefully-arching, flowering stems throughout the year.The pollen- and nectar-rich flowers attract pollinating insects to the garden.

It is an ideal rockery or bedding plant and also makes a worthwhile container plant.It has many medicinal uses, particularly for quick relief when used on stings and bites.

Plant in well-drained soil in full sun or semi-shade.

Size: up to 60cm

Wildlife:

Good pollinating plant:
The pollen rich flowers attract pollinating insects to the garden
Good nectar plant:
Insects love the nectar produced by its rich flowers

Uses:

medicinal:
It has many medicinal uses, particularly for quick relief when used on stings and bites.
Landscaping:
It is an ideal rockery or bedding plant which makes it good for landscaping

Distribution:

KwaZulu Natal, Eastern Cape, Western Cape
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