Moraea angusta

Moraea angusta

Moraea angusta

Scientific name

Plant is 20-40 cm high. It has iris-like flowers from palish-yellow to brownish, sometimes flushed with mauve. The species name means slender or narrow which relates to its single rigid leaf. The stem is unbranched and the nodes sticky. Habitat is rocky sandstone flats and slopes.

Propagation instructions

By seed

Seeds are best sown during autumn.

References and further reading

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Image credit: © Tony Rebelo

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Important characteristics

Conservation status: Least Concern

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.


Suitable for sandy soil

It provides food for:

Monkey beetle

Moraea angusta is indigenous to: Cape Flats Sand Fynbos

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