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Eliokarmos thunbergianus (Ornithogalum maculatum)


Eliokarmos thunbergianus (Ornithogalum maculatum) (Hyacinthaceae) It is found in sandy soils, often in rocks from Namaqualand to the southwest Cape and the western Karoo. It is a very striking plant with orange to orange-red or yellow flowers with the outer tepal tips often having a dark blotch. Sowing : Sow seeds in autumn in a well-draining medium. Spread seeds thinly to prevent damping-off. Cover with a thin layer of river sand. Keep moist. Seed will germinate in about 2 weeks after sowing. Locality : Piketberg. Harvest : December 2023


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