Blood Lily

Blood Lily


Vital Statistics

Latin Name
Scadoxus Puniceus (= Haemanthus Magnificus)
Description
The Blood Lily is quite a magnificent flower. It grows up to 500 mm in height and has a red-brown spotted flowering stem and glossy green, wave-like leaves. The magnificent inflorescence, which is 150 mm wide, has red to red-brown bracts which encircle the massive dark orange to red coloured flowers. The flowering time is from October to November.
Habitat
Can be seen growing in shade in grassveld or in rocky areas. Grows in the Northern Province.
Seed
The fleshy red berries are a preferred meal for birds and squirrels.



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