Botanical name

Babiana purpurea

Family

Iridaceae

Status

Endangered

Description

Erect-stemmed plant - 10-30cm high. Leaves lanceolate - pleated - hairy - 5-8mm wide. Flowers scented - 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