|Author: ||Robert Allen Dyer 1937
||Clay - Mix
||Medium - Maximum
||7 centimetres, flower
stalk 40 centimetres.
||White - Mauve
Umbelliferae Astrantia ciliaris
Alepidea tenella Schltr. & H. Wolff
= Alepidea capensis var. tenella, Weim.
This little member of the Apiaceae family
was given this name by Robert Allen Dyer in 1937. It is found in the
heights of southern South Africa, growing in clay to well drained
soil with quite some water and some to lots of sun. The leaves will
reach seven centimetres in height, the inflorescence up to 40
centimetres. The flowers are from white to mauve.
When I found this plant growing without
flowers between Droseras, I had absolutely no idea of what it
was! I had to ask the fabulous Ernst van Jaarsveld.