Veltheimia capensis: Sand Lily

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Veltheimia capensis is one of two species of flowering plants belonging to the genus Veltheimia, of the family Asparagaceae. It is a tender bulbous perennial reaching a height of 46 cm [18 in], with flowers varying in color from white with red spots to pink with green or red markings.

The specific epithet capensis refers to the Western Cape Province of South Africa, a native habitat for the plant. Common names include sand lily, elephant’s eye and winter veltheimia.

Photo: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20160323]

Source: Wikipedia


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