River Crinum


River Crinum, Sabie Crinum or Cape Coast Lily

Latin Name

Crinum macowanii


The River Crinum is a robust lily with dark green, strap-like leaves with wavy margins. Snow white or pale pink, bell-shaped flowers appear in early summer; the buds are striped pink.


Grows in a wide range of habitats across South Africa.

Field Notes

The plant is used in a wide range of medicinal concoctions, although care should be taken as some of the plants may be toxic.

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