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Purplish / Green
Wildeknoffel, Wild Garlic
Omentaria capensis, Carl Ernst Otto Kuntze, 1891.
Omentaria cepacea, Salisb.
Tulbaghia cepacea, L.f.
Tulbaghia pulchella, Avé-Lall.
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
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
Alliaceae is now part of
This is a winter-grower.