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Strumaria tenella

   (Family: Amaryllidaceae)
   
Afrikaans: Sneeuvlokkie English: Cape snowflake  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Bulb
Height: 0.1 - 0.2m
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Loam (gritty, moist, and retains water easily)
Biome: Fynbos
 
Flowering time EDIT
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
 
White
 
Pink
Flower shape
 
  Flower info
  Small spreading, star-shaped white or pinkish flowers on a slender peduncle.
 
 
Leaf shape EDIT
 
  Leaf info EDIT
  Deciduous
  Up to 6 thread-like leaves.
 
 
 
  Seed info EDIT
  Fruits small, globular, papery.
 
 
Description EDIT
Dainty, bulbous perennial, 10-20 cm.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
Seasonally damp, loamy flats along the West Coast and inland, often in large numbers.
History EDIT
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References

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

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