Ferraria uncinata

Quick Characteristics:

Flower Colors: blue, green
Flower Season: early spring
Life form: deciduous corm
Climate: winter rain climate

Ferraria uncinata Sweet is found on sandstone slopes and rock outcrops in the northwest and southwest Cape. It has blue to violet flowers with brown markings and finely crisped and toothed greenish-yellow margins. It flowers August to September. Photos 1-2 below taken by Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner are of plants happily growing in one of the sections of the elevated raised beds in the Karoo Desert NBG in South Africa where it has a deep root run. The last photos was taken by Andrew Harvie in habitat near Mamre on the West Coast.

Ferraria uncinata, Bob RutemoellerFerraria uncinata, Mary Sue IttnerFerraria uncinata, Andrew Harvie

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