Botanical name

Hesperantha radiata subsp. caricina

Family

Iridaceae

Common Name

Windhondaandblom

Synonym (old name)

Hesperantha radiata

Status

Near Threatened

Hesperantha radiata subsp. caricina
Hesperantha radiata subsp. caricina
Hesperantha radiata subsp. caricina
Hesperantha radiata subsp. caricina
Hesperantha radiata subsp. caricina
Hesperantha radiata subsp. caricina

Description

Plants 20-40cm high. Corm obliquely flattened below - tunics overlapping - the margins fringed - serrated or toothed. Leaves short - linear - fleshy. Flowers nodding on recurved tubes - the tepals reflexed (curled back) - white to cream - outer tepals red to brown on the outside - opening in evening - sometimes after sunset - sweetly scented. Perianth tube curved in the upper third - 10-18mm long. Bracts green or submembranous - often almost overlapping - the margins united in the lower half around the spike axis.

Habitat

Sandstone - granite and clay soils - widespread

Flower Date

August to October