Sandkalossie


Sandkalossie

Lachenalia rubida

Scientific name

| Bergnaeltjie | Red Viooltjie | Rooinael | Rooinaeltjies | Rooiviooltjie

Bulbous perennial, 6-25mm with a 1 or 2 lance-shaped leaves that are plain green or spotted green or purple; bears nodding, cylindrical flowers 20-32mm long, on short pedicals, plain or densely spotted with pink or red, inner tepals much longer than the outer; the anthers are concealed within the flowers .

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Important characteristics

Conservation status: Least Concern

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

Suitable for clay soil

Suitable for sandy soil

It provides food for:

Southern double-collared sunbird

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