Cyrtanthus breviflorus 2 HJB

Cyrtanthus breviflorus Wild Crocus (english)Geelvuurlelie (afrikaans)injobo (zulu)umpimpilizi (swazi)

Taxonomy

Family AMARYLLIDACEAE
Genus Cyrtanthus
Specie breviflorus
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Basionym Cyrtanthus breviflorus

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Description

Cyrtanthus breviflorus is a very hardy, evergreen, bulbous plant has bright-green, strap-shaped leaves.

The scented, trumpet-shaped, bright-yellow flowers are carried on long stalks throughout the year, making this a particularly appealing plant.It attracts insects to the garden when in flower.

A versatile garden subject that can be planted in marshy areas, or as a border, or as an element of a grassland garden, or in containers.It was formerly commonly encountered in Midrand grassland, but is now a rarity.

It grows well in sun or semi-shade.

Size: 10 to 30cm

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Distribution

Limpopo, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu Natal, Free State, Eastern Cape

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