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Babiana odorata

   (Family: Iridaceae)
   
English: baboon flower  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 0.1 - 0.2m
Special properties:
  Drought Resistant (heavy)
  Frost Tolerant (heavy)
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Clay (fine texture, holds a lot of water)
 
Flowering time EDIT
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Flower colours
 
Cream
 
Yellow
 
  Flower scent EDIT
  Spicy
  Polinator
  Beetles
  Flower info
  Flowers are yellow to creamy yellow with broad yellow blotches on the lower petals.
 
 
Leaf shape EDIT
Leaf texture Hairy
 
  Leaf info EDIT
  Evergreen
  anceolate pleated leaves in a loose basal fan
 
 
 
  Seed info EDIT
 
 
 
Description EDIT
Grows in clay soils in Renosterveld in the northwest and southwest Cape. Flowers are yellow to creamy yellow with broad yellow blotches on the lower petals and with a spicy fragrance.
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