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From Calochortus Species Five on Tuesday 17th of September 2019 07:01:03 PM PDT
Calochortus ownbeyi M.A.García-Mart., Aarón Rodr. & H.P.McDonald, published in 2017, is quite closely related to Calochortus venustulus, and may be confused with the latter in some floras. A wholly Mexican species, section Cyclobothra, subsection Ghiesbreghtiani, it is found in the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Jalisco, in the Sierra Madre Occidental. It grows in open forests of pine and oak and elevations of 500-2500 m. The photo shown here was taken in Jalisco, in a driving rainstorm (complete with thunder and lightning) in September of 2006. This species was named after Marion Ownbey, whose PhD thesis on Calochortus, written in 1940, is still regarded as a classic. Photo by Mary Gerritsen.
Calochortus ownbeyi, Mary Gerritsen

From Bunochilus on Monday 16th of September 2019 06:57:18 PM PDT
Bunochilus melagrammus syn. Pterostylis melagramma was previously included in Pterostylis longifolia. The species is easily defined by the brown stripe/ridge on the labellum. It has two to ten yellow green nodding flowers. The lower sepals are deflexed . Photos taken by Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner in the Grampians, Victoria, October 2007.
Bunochilus melagrammus, Bob RutemoellerBunochilus melagrammus, Bob RutemoellerBunochilus melagrammus, Mary Sue Ittner

From Traubia on Sunday 15th of September 2019 05:19:36 PM PDT
Traubia modesta Photo by Osmani Baullosa who writes: "I obtained some bulbs from the border of a highway construction. They produced 1-2 bulblets each and flowered in a same year."
Traubia modesta, Osmani BaullosaTraubia modesta, Osmani Baullosa

From Apodolirion on Saturday 14th of September 2019 05:23:39 PM PDT
Apodolirion macowanii is an Eastern Cape species found on sandy flats. It has two to four twisted green leaves sometimes present at flowering and fragrant white flowers that are produced in mid to late summer followed by the fruit, an orange-yellow berry. Photo 1 was taken by Tony Dold and photos 2-3 were taken by Jacob Uluwehi Knecht.
Apodolirion macowanii, Tony DoldApodolirion macowanii, Uluwehi KnechtApodolirion macowanii, Uluwehi Knecht

From Favorite Pink Flowered Bulbs Three on Friday 13th of September 2019 07:40:20 PM PDT
Tritonia disticha -- (syn. T. rosea, T. disticha ssp. rubrolucens), Rodger Whitlock, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Tritonia disticha, Bob Rutemoeller

From Tigridia One on Thursday 12th of September 2019 05:15:59 PM PDT
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From Ceratandra on Wednesday 11th of September 2019 06:53:10 PM PDT
Ceratandra atrata (L.) T.Durand & Schinz is a widespread species that occurs from Ceres to Kynsna. Growing to 30 cm tall and flowering in the first year after a fire in late spring to early summer, this species is found in moist loamy soils in coastal mountains. It has upright soft leaves and yellow flowers. Buds have reddish tips. Photos from the book Plants of the Klein Karoo courtesy of Jan and Anne Lise Schutte-Vlok.
Ceratandra atrata, Jan and Anne Lise Schutte-VlokCeratandra atrata, Jan and Anne Lise Schutte-Vlok

From Sisyrinchium on Tuesday 10th of September 2019 07:33:26 PM PDT
Sisyrinchium californicum, known as yellow-eyed or golden-eyed grass, is found near the coast in wet places from British Columbia to central California. It has bright yellow flowers. It is almost too good a garden plant if grown in a sunny spot with adequate moisture since it reseeds well, but dies out over time in a summer dry garden. Photos 1 and 2 by Mary Sue Ittner. Photo 3 of seed by David Pilling.
Sisyrinchium californicum, Mary Sue IttnerSisyrinchium californicum, Mary Sue IttnerSisyrinchium californicum seed, David Pilling
Photos from Salt Point State Park, Sonoma County, California where it is found growing only in marshy places or areas that get extra water such as road verges. Photos by Mary Sue Ittner and Bob Rutemoeller.
Sisyrinchium californicum, Salt Point State Park, Mary Sue IttnerSisyrinchium californicum, Salt Point State Park, Mary Sue IttnerSisyrinchium californicum, Salt Point State Park, Mary Sue IttnerSisyrinchium californicum, Salt Point State Park, Bob Rutemoeller

From Moraea Species Three on Monday 9th of September 2019 06:24:51 PM PDT
Moraea cooperi Baker is a rare plant found on rocky sandstone slopes and flats, often near water, in the southwestern and northwestern Cape. It has large yellow flowers delicately purple-veined with only three tepals united in a well developed tube. It flowers in spring. The first photo was taken by Cameron McMaster in the Overberg and the second by Rod Saunders. Photos three and four were taken between Bainskloof & Breerivier in the Western Cape by Andrew Harvie.
Moraea cooperi, Cameron McMasterMoraea cooperi, Rod SaundersMoraea cooperi, Andrew HarvieMoraea cooperi, Andrew Harvie

From Lapeirousia on Sunday 8th of September 2019 06:22:31 PM PDT
Lapeirousia anceps (L.f.) Ker Gawl. is found in deep sand or stony slopes in fynbos from southern Namaqualand to Mossel Bay. Leaves are ribbed and linear. Flowers are cream to pink with a long slender tube and narrow tepals with red markings on the lower shorter tepals. The central upper petal is the largest. Photographs taken by David Retief.
Lapeirousia anceps, David RetiefLapeirousia anceps, David Retief

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