Botanical name

Moraea bituminosa

Family

Iridaceae
Moraea bituminosa
Moraea bituminosa
Moraea bituminosa
Moraea bituminosa
Moraea bituminosa
Moraea bituminosa

Description

Plants 25-50cm high. Corm tunics of gnarled, woody to coarsely fibrous, brown layers. Stem branched and sticky. Leaves two to three, linear, channeled and trailing above. Flowers fairly large, yellow, rarely mauve, enclosed in fibrotic, acute spathes. Tepals unequal, the outer larger, 20-30mm long, both inner and outer tepal limbs spreading.

Habitat

Granite and sandstone slopes and flats

Flower Date

October to December