Botanical name

Moraea pyrophila

Family

Iridaceae

Common Name

Yellow Tulp, Uintjie

Synonym (old name)

Homeria galpinii
Moraea pyrophila
Moraea pyrophila
Moraea pyrophila
Moraea pyrophila
Moraea pyrophila
Moraea pyrophila

Description

Plants 15-30cm high. Stem flexed outward above the leaf sheath. Leaf single, inserted above the ground, linear, channelled, fairly short, the apex often flattened; flowers yellow enclosed in green, attenuate spathes, tepals sub-equal 28-33mm long, claws forming a narrow cup including the stamens.

Greek: pyr = fire, philios = loving, friendly; referring to the plants preference for flowering after fire.

Habitat

Rocky sandstone slopes

Flower Date

February to June after fire