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Family: HYACINTHACEAE* 

 Ornithogalum humile
 


A wild plant at Naude's Neck Pass by Mary Sue Ittner.

 
Author:   John C. Manning & Peter Goldblatt, 2004
Family:  Hyacinthaceae*
Origin:  Eastern Cape; South Africa, Lesotho
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  3-20 Centimetres
Flower:  White/Green/Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Albuca humilis, John Gilbert Baker, 1895.

A plant in culture from Greensnap.jp.
   This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was given this name by John C. Manning and Peter Goldblatt in 2004. It is found in the Eastern Cape of South Africa all the way up to Lesotho, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulb can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 20 centimetres in height, although many wild plants stop at three centimetres. The flowers are white, green and yellow..

The genera name from Greek: ornithos; 'bird' and gala; 'milk'. The species name means 'low-growing'.

*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae is now part of the Asparagaceae.