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Ostrich Threadstar

Moraea lewisiae

Scientific name

Flowers are fragrant and a deep yellow speckled with black in the centre, enclosed by green attenuate spathes. It has whiplike leaves, two or three, sometimes single, linear, channelled and trailing above or flat and somewhat twisted.

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Important characteristics

Conservation status: Least Concern

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.


Suitable for clay soil

It provides food for:

Monkey beetle

Moraea lewisiae is indigenous to: Cape Flats Sand Fynbos

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