Bulbine lagopus


Bulbine lagopus

Bulbine lagopus

Scientific name

Bulbine is a genus of succulent plants with flowers borne in lax or compound racemes. The flowers are usually yellow, with bearded stamens; some species have white, orange, or pink flowers.

Bulbine Lagopus is a tufted perennial to 40cm with wiry roots and many quill-like leaves from an upright rhizome.
It bears a dense raceme of yellow flowers; the fruits are globular and carried erect on pedicels 10-15 mm long.

Dormancy usually extends from late spring to autumn, but it varies among species and in different conditions. The leaves die and drop, the roots contract into the caudex, and the aboveground parts wither.

Not endemic to South Africa.

Additional information sourced from 'Field Guide to Fynbos' by John Manning. Struik Nature, Cape Town, 2007.

Propagation instructions

By seed

Propagation is mostly by seed, but some species form multiple heads or offsets and can be propagated with cuttings.

By cutting

Some species form multiple heads or offsets and can be propagated with cuttings.

References and further reading

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Image credit: Jon Richfield

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Important characteristics

Conservation status: Least Concern

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

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