Mystery bulb in South Africa garden

Ernie DeMarie via pbs
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 12:39:09 PST
Looks like Freesia grandiflora.   I've seen it in road ditches in Malawi and it occurs in a fairly large area of summer rainfall southern Africa. Ernie DeMariein NY where it was snowing and now sleet is falling.  A few eranthis buds have appeared but are now buried, lots more bulbs blooming inside under lights. 

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From: Roy Herold <>
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Sent: Tue, Feb 12, 2019 2:46 pm
Subject: [pbs] Mystery bulb in South Africa garden


A friend has asked for an ID of this bulb growing in a garden in the 
Transvaal region (old name for the area north of Johannesburg). The 
grower says it has self seeded in an area under a pomegranate tree.

Something along the lines of Homeria?

NW of Boston, snowing
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