Botanical name

Romulea schlechteri

Family

Iridaceae

Common Name

Knikkertjie
Romulea schlechteri
Romulea schlechteri
Romulea schlechteri
Romulea schlechteri

Description

Plants 8-30cm high. Corm with an oblique basal ridge. Leaves 3-6 - lower 2 basal - narrowly 4-grooved - sometimes minutely hairy - 0.5-1.5mm in diameter. Flowers lilac to mauve to white with deep yellow cup - with honey and coconut scent - tepals elliptical. Bracts with hardly visible membranous margins - inner bracts with wide white membranous margins.

Habitat

Sandy soils - often along streams or in seasonally wet places.

Flower Date

July to September