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Plant: Froetang, Knikker (Romulea hirsuta)

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Plant: Froetang, Knikker (Romulea hirsuta)

Unread postby arks » Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:46 pm

Can anyone help me with ID for these flowers, all from the West Coast area on 29 September 2007:

2. Image

Thanks for any help with these!
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby Neil Crawford » Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:39 am

I don't think that is a Sparaxis, which has rounded petals and sharper markings, thus:

Sparaxis tricolor:
http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/f ... or_msi.jpg

I think it's a Romulea, and as I'm not sure of the area, I can't really say which, in fact you can't from a photo. A rough guess might be Romulea hirsuta which is common in the cape.
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby Jakkalsbessie » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:08 am

#2 - Arks i agree with Neil C on this being Romulea hirsuta :wink:
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