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The flower by Cameron McMaster.

A whole field by Cameron McMaster.

Author: John Gilbert Baker, 1879
Origin:  Cape Province; South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  2,5 Centimetres
Height:  40 Centimetres
Flower:  White / Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Rush-like Melanthium
Synonyms:  Melanthium junceum, Jacquin.
Melanthium triquetrum,
L. f. 1782.
Anguillaria triquetra
, F. Muell.
Wurmbea triquetra
, F. Muell. =
Wurmbea stricta
, J.C.Manning & Vinn. =
Anguillaria triquetra, F.Muell.
Dipidax rosea,
Dipidax triquetra,
Onixotis stricta,
Onixotis triquetra,
Wurmbea triquetra,
Melanthium junceum,
Melanthium triquetrum,
Pontederia stricta,
By mistake?: Dipidax triquetrUM.

This member of the Colchicaceae family was given this name by John Gilbert Baker in 1879. It is found in the Cape Province in South Africa, growing in sand or another well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulbs will grow to 2,5 centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up to 40 centimetres height. The flowers are white and pink.

The genera name means 'double fountain', from the pair of nectaries at the base of the perianth-segments. The species name means 'three-cornered'.

It seems to have many names, and Wurmbea stricta, J.C.Manning & Vinn. might be the most used.

The pink flowers by Rob Scott,