Botanical name

Watsonia schlechteri

Family

Iridaceae
Watsonia schlechteri
Watsonia schlechteri
Watsonia schlechteri
Watsonia schlechteri
Watsonia schlechteri
Watsonia schlechteri

Description

Plants 30-90cm tall - they occur as solitary plants scattered on mountain slopes. Leaves sword-shaped with strongly thickened margins - 6-10mm wide. The unbranched flowering stem bears numerous 60-70mm long scarlet to orange flowers arising out of 25mm long bracts which do not clasp the stem.

Habitat

Rocky - well-drained mountain slopes.

Flower Date

November to February - mostly after fire