Pauridia aquatica

Spiloxene aquatica
Spiloxene aquatica
Spiloxene aquatica

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Botanical name: Pauridia aquatica

Pauridia aquatica, commonly known as the Cape star, is a charming aquatic plant ideal for water gardens. It features star-shaped white flowers with yellow centers that bloom in winter, adding a splash of color to the season. This geophytic plant thrives in winter-rainfall regions, preferring full sun and is perfect for adding beauty to pond edges and wetlands. Pauridia aquatica is adapted to aquatic life, with floating leaves and flowers that attract pollen-collecting insects, although it’s also a food source for beetles. Cultivation is possible through offsets or seeds, with flowering occurring after two to three seasons.

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Family: Hypoxidaceae
Type: geophyte
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Flower colour: white, yellow
Flowering season: Spring
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