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Family: HYACINTHACEAE 

 Lachenalia unicolor
 
  
Author:  Nicolaas Joseph von Jacquin
Family:  Hyacinthaceae
Habitat:  Western South Africa
Soil:  Sand - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  5 (25) Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish White - Pale Pink - Purple - Blue
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbs
Pop names:  Unicolor Cape Cowslip
Synonyms:  Might now be: Scillopsis unicolor  Lem. 1856

Surface of the leaf - rather late in the season.

 

   This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was given this name by Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin. It is found in western South Africa, growing in sand or other well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The bulb is three centimetres, the leaves lay flat on the ground while the inflorescence can reach 25 centimetres. Despite the name, is wary from green tipped white over pink, purple, maroon to blue.

The genera name is in honour of the Swiss botanist Prof. Werner de Lachenal (Warnerus de la Chenal )1739-1800.

 Will flower in the real early spring.