Botanical name

Bobartia longicyma subsp. magna

Family

Iridaceae

Common Name

Grootbiesie
Bobartia longicyma subsp. magna
Bobartia longicyma subsp. magna
Bobartia longicyma subsp. magna

Description

Plants up to 1.8m high. Rhizomatous. Leaves terete. Flowers yellow - enclosed by green to purple spathes - arranged in a small head of 2-20 relatively long individual clusters. Named after Jacob Bobart - d. 1719 - first curator of the Oxford Botanic Garden.

Habitat

Sandy flats and lower slopes

Flower Date

August to September