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Wild plants by Rob Scott, Africanplants.senckenberg.de.

Author: Robert Sweet, 1826
Family:  HYACINTHACEAE*
Origin:  Cape Province; South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  25 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow - Pink - Blue
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Orchiastrum mutabile, Lem.

This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was described by Robert Sweet in 1826. It is found in the Cape Province in South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulb will grow to four centimetres, the whole plant up to 25 centimetres. The flowers are from yellow over pink to blue. 

The genera name is in honour of the Swiss botanist Prof. Werner de Lachenal (Warnerus de la Chenal )1739-1800. The species name means 'changeable' for the colour of the flowers.

*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae is now part of the Asparagaceae.