Botanical name

Moraea lugubris

Family

Iridaceae

Common Name

Kersblakertjie

Description

Plants 6-16cm high. Corm tunics forming a basket-like network. Leaves two - linear - channeled - glossy green. Flowers deep blue - the outer tepals with yellow nectar guides - enclosed in glossy - acute spathes. Tepals unequal - the outer larger - to 18mm long - both inner and outer tepal limbs spreading.Filaments united in the lower two-thirds - anthers appressed to narrow style branches - style crests feathery.

Habitat

Mostly damp sandstone soils

Flower Date

August to November - mostly after fire