A wild plant by Rob Palmer,
And a plant with less visible spots by
Jane Trembath Inaturalist.nz.
The flowers by Kate Braun, Inaturalist.nz.
Partly exposed bulb in the wild by Richard Gill, Inaturalist.nz.
Great photo by Graham G, Inaturalist.nz.
Plenty of spots by James Hallé,
John Peter Jessop, 1970
Eswatini, Lesotho, South
Flat-Leaved African Hyacinth,
Mottled Leave Ledebouria, Silver Squill
Scilla cicatricosa, C.A. Sm.
Scilla climatocarpha, C.A. Sm.
Scilla elevans, Van der Merwe.
Ledebouria ovatifolia subsp. scabrida, N.R.Crouch & T.J.Edwards
This member of the Hyacinthaceae*
was given this name by John Peter Jessop in 1970. It is found in
Eswatini, Lesotho and South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
six centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to three centimetres in height, although the leaves can reach fifteen
centimetres in length. The flowers are pink.
The genera is named after Prof.
Dr. Carl F. von Ledebour, 1785-1851, a German-Estonian botanist. The
species name from Latin; ovata; 'elliptic, but broader at the
base, and folia; 'leaf'.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae
now part of