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Moraea speciosa
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Distribution: Africa: South Africa: Northern Cape: Western Cape:


Moraea speciosa grows in desert flats in darkish shale from Calvinia to the Prince Albert district. It is a winter growing bulb and the leaves at times form an attractive spiral towards the apex.

Adult plants can achieve a hight to around 75 cm. The bluish flowers occur from June to August and can be seen at http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/MoraeaSpeciesEight,


Moraea speciosa Moraea speciosa
Moraea speciosa (left down and right up) growing on exposed flats in the Tanqua Karoo. The bulb that grows in between is Ornithogalum xanthochlorum.



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