Hypoxis rookery: Star Grass

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^ Hypoxis rookery

Hypoxis is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Hypoxidaceae. The genus has an “almost cosmopolitan” distribution, occurring in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Australia. Common names for the genus include star-grass, star lily, yellow stars, African potato, and African stars.

These plants are perennial herbs with corms or rhizomes. Some have tubers. The flowers are borne on a short, stemlike scape in a raceme or umbel arrangement, or sometimes singly. The flower has six yellow tepals which may be hairy, especially on the undersides.

Photo: Atlanta Botanical GardenAtlantaGeorgiaUSA  [20130913]

Source: Wikipedia

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