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Serruria gracilis

   (Family: Proteaceae)
English: Graceful Spiderhead  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Groundcover
Height: 0.1m
Rarity Status:
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred altitude: 150 - 310m
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily)
Flowering time EDIT
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
  Flower scent EDIT
  Intensely strong perfume
  Flower info
  Both sexes in each flower.
  Leaf info EDIT
  Seed info EDIT
  Fruit is released 2 months after flowering. Seeds are dispersed by ants.
Description EDIT
One of the more vulnerable proteas on the Red Data list.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
Cape Flats at Durbanville to Hottentots Holland and Du Toits Kloof Mountains.
Sands and granite slopes.
History EDIT
Ecology EDIT
Rare, isolated populations of scattered plants.

Survives fires by resprouting from an underground rootstock.
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