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Ficinia radiata

   (Family: Cyperaceae)
   
Afrikaans: Stergras  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 0.1 - 0.3m
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily)
Biome: Fynbos
 
Flowering time EDIT
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Flower colours
 
Yellow
Flower type
 
  Flower info
  Yellow spikelets in heads surrounded by radiating, chrome-yeloow bracts.
 
 
 
  Leaf info EDIT
  Evergreen
 
 
 
 
  Seed info EDIT
 
 
 
Description EDIT
Tufted perennial, 5-25cm with yellow spikelets in heads surrounded by radiating, chrome-yellow bracts.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
Sandy flats and lower slopes in moist places in the south-western Cape.
History EDIT
Uses EDIT
Ecology EDIT
This plant is often conspicuous after fire.
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References

 
  • John Manning,(2008),Field guide to Fynbos,Struik  
 
 

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