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Family: HYACINTHACEAE

 Ornithogalum multifolium
 
 
Author:   Winsome Fanny Baker, 1873
Family:  Hyacinthaceae*
Origin:  South-Western South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  1 centimetre
Height:  6 centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Ornithogalum aurantiacum Baker


Found this at Grootscholten, but it is much bigger.

   This lovely little member of the Hyacinthaceae family was described by Winsome Fanny Baker in 1873. It is found from Namaqualand to Swellendam in the gravel of shallow pockets on the rock faces. It only receives a little amount of water, but lots of sun. The bulb will grow up to one centimetre in diameter, the plant up to six centimetres height.

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

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


It looks like Dutch fields of tulips, but it only cowers half a square meter. I wish I was aloud to bring a few bulbs home.