Sticky Sand Tulip

Sticky Sand Tulip

Moraea elsiae

Scientific name

The plant has a distinctive branching pattern, sticky stems, brown tips to its spathes, and the flowers lack the style crests found in most Moraea species. Flowers open at midday and close at dusk.

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Important characteristics

Conservation status: Near Threatened

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

Suitable for sandy soil

It provides food for:

Monkey beetle

Moraea elsiae is indigenous to: Cape Flats Sand Fynbos

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