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Lachenalia

Lachenalia spp.

Lachenalia aloides KirstenboschBotGard09292010A by User:BotBln (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Flowering

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    Overview

    Lachenalia is a genus of bulbous perennials in the Asparagaceae family native to Namibia and South Africa containing around 135 species. They have strap-shaped leaves and erect stems carrying spikes of tubular flowers from Autumn through Winter to Spring with a Summer dormancy period. Some species are referred to as the Cape cowslip and they are popular garden plants for rockeries in mild areas and as glasshouse specimens in colder regions.

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    Attractive flowers

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