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I found one a bit late in the season.

Fantastic photo by Rachel Saunders,

Author: Frances Margaret Leighton, 1932
Origin:  Cape Province; South Africa, Namibia
Soil:  Sand - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  9 Centimetres
Height:  2 Centimetres (30 centimetres)
Flower:  Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Brunsvigia appendiculata, F.M.Leight.

This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was described by Frances Margaret Leighton in 1932. It is found in the Cape Province of South Africa and Namibia, growing in sand or other well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulb will grow up to nine centimetres or more, the leaves will lay flat on the ground, and reach a length of 30 centimetres.

The name Brunsvigia, in honour of the Duke of Brunswick. The species is named after Marie Bosman, who collected the plant for Leightont.

This is a winter grower.

Photo by Rachel Saunders,