Botanical name

Babiana purpurea

Family

Iridaceae

Status

Endangered

Description

Erect-stemmed cormous geophyte 10-30cm tall. Leaves lanceolate, pleated, hairy, 5-8mm wide; scented flowers in varying shades of mauve to purple-pink, lobes equal; perianth tube narrowly funnel-shaped 18-28mm long; anthers arrow-shaped; bracts 15-25mm long, inner bracts divided to the base.

Habitat

Clay flats and slopes

Flower Date

August to September