Hesperantha vaginata

Hesperanthe vaginata
Hesperanthe vaginata
Hesperanthe vaginata

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Botanical name: Hesperantha vaginata

Hesperantha vaginata is a vibrant yellow flower endemic to the Bokkeveld Plateau, known for its unique dark brown markings and cup-shaped blooms. This plant has a symbiotic relationship with the monkey beetle which uses the flowers for mating and feeding on pollen. Listed as Vulnerable due to habitat loss, H. vaginata is a resilient geophyte that thrives in clay soils and is suitable for container gardening. It blooms in late summer and requires minimal water, making it a beautiful drought-tolerant addition to any garden.

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Family: Iridaceae
Type: geophyte
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Flower colour: red, yellow
Flowering season: Spring
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