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Bulbine latifolia

   (Family: Asphodelaceae)
Afrikaans: Rooiwortel  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 0.2m
Special properties:
  Drought Resistant (heavy)
  Frost Tolerant (light)
  Has Medicinal Uses
Rarity Status:
Preferred rainfall: Summer
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Biome: Thicket
Flowering time EDIT
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
Flower type
  Flower info
  The inflorescence consist of 1-4, densely flowered racemes 400-1017 mm tall. The flowers are carried on the upper half, (up to 8 flowers opened at a time). Flowers about 7-12 mm in diameter, crowded bearing membranous bracts. Flower stalks 12-14 mm long, terete. The 6 petals are yellow, spreading and 7 mm long. The filaments of the stamens are bearded which distinquishes it from Bulbinella, a genus with which it is often confused. Style 6 mm long.
Leaf shape EDIT
Leaf margin
Leaf size 19 - 400mm
  Leaf info EDIT
  The leaves are triangular-lanceolate190-400 x 30-60 mm green, with faint lines, firm, ascending, older leaves becoming recurved; upper surface flat, slightly chanelled towards the end; lower surface flat to somewhat rounded margin acute, and bearing a minute fringe of hairs (minutely ciliate). The point tapers to a acute point.
Fruit type EDIT
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Seed colour
  Seed info EDIT
  Fruits are small capsules, rounded and when ripe releasing small blackish flattened wind dispersed seed.
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