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Trachyandra ciliata

   (Family: Asphodelaceae)
Afrikaans: Veldkool  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 0.5m
Rarity Status:
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily)
Biome: Fynbos
Flowering time EDIT
          x x x x      
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
Flower shape
Flower type
  Flower info
  White flowers in an elongate raceme.
Leaf shape EDIT
  Leaf info EDIT
  Soft, spongy, straggling leaves that are channelled and usually hairy.
Fruit size Length: 6mm   Width: 14mm
  Seed info EDIT
  Fruits are pendent, hairless and 6-14 mm long.
Description EDIT
Sprawling perennial to 50 cm with fleshy, swollen roots.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
Damp sandy coastal flats from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape.
History EDIT
The young flower spikes make a tasty vegetable.
Ecology EDIT
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  • John Manning,(2008),Field guide to Fynbos,Struik  


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