Gnidia squarrosa

Gnidia squarrosa
Gnidia squarrosa

Common names: saffron bush (English). 
Botanical name: Gnidia squarrosa

The saffron bush, Gnidia squarrosa, is a fragrant, multicoloured shrub that blooms in winter and spring. It belongs to the fibre-bark family, Thymelaeaceae, which is widely used to make twine and rope from the bark. The flowers are pollinated by moths and have a sweet scent at night. Gnidia squarrosa is easy to grow in sunny, well-drained soils and does not need much water or fertilizer. It is ideal for fynbos and coastal gardens, where it can attract wildlife and fill the air with perfume.

Uses & Benefits: fibre

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Family: Thymelaeaceae
Type: shrub
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