Scientific nameFlowers are butterfly-like in appearance, sweetly scented salmon pink or yellow, with yellow nectar guides on outer tepals, outlined in yellow, green or red. It is 10-20cm tall with a fine woolly pubescence on the stems, leaves and inflorescence spathes. Stems branching mainly from the base. there are 2-4 leaves, linear, up to 7mm wide, occasionally exceeding the inflorescence.
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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:
Moraea papilionacea is indigenous to: Cape Flats Sand Fynbos