Ferraria ovata

Quick Characteristics:

Flower Colors: yellow, brown, patterned
Life form: deciduous corm
Climate: winter rain climate

Ferraria ovata (Thunb.) Goldblatt & J.C.Manning is a rare species known from only three sites in Namaqualand. It has cream colored flowers with rounded tepals, bordered and spotted in brown. It was originally classified in 1800 as Moraea ovata, but when rediscovered was found to be a Ferraria. The only picture of it that we've found online is here.

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