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The flower by
Cameron McMaste.

Author: Carl von Linnaeus, 1771
Origin:  Western South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  Brownish - Purplish / Green
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Wildeknoffel, Wild Garlic
Synonyms:  Omentaria capensis, Carl Ernst Otto Kuntze, 1891.
Omentaria cepacea,
Tulbaghia cepacea,
Tulbaghia pulchella,

This member of the Alliaceae family was given this name by Carl von Linnaeus in 1771. It is found in the western South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 20 centimetres in height. The flowers are brownish to purplish and green. 

The genera is named after Ryk Tulbagh, governor of the Cape of Good Hope. The species is named after the Cape - of South Africa.

')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Alliaceae is now part of the Amaryllidaceae.

This is a winter-grower.

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