One-leaf Cape Tulip

One-leaf Cape Tulip

Moraea flaccida

Scientific name

Flowers are usually orange or salmon pink in colour with yellow centres with six elongated petals. The flowers can occasionally be entirely yellow with a slightly dark centre. Each flower also has three stamens with yellow anthers (8-11 mm long) and an ovary topped with a three-branched style.

References and further reading

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Image credit: © Geoffrey Cox

Important characteristics

Conservation status: Least Concern

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

It provides food for:

Monkey beetle

Moraea flaccida is indigenous to: Cape Flats Sand Fynbos Peninsula Shale Renosterveld Peninsula Shale Renosterveld Cape Flats Dune Strandveld

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