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Xerophyta viscosa (100 seeds)


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Xerophyta viscosa (Velloziaceae). This summergrowing plant is indigenous to South Africa. It is a deciduous perennial up to 1.8 m high with thick, branched stems densely covered with closely packed, fibrous, persistent leaf bases, black from persistent fire charring. Long, strap-shaped, keeled leaves occur in tufts at the tips of stems. White to mauve scented flowers are borne in groups on slender stems in spring and early summer, especially after fire. Sowing: Sow seeds in Summer. Locality: Haenertsburg. Harvest: November 2023