Edward Gumbleton, 1896
Province; South Africa
||Grit - Mix
refracta var. alba, G.L.Meyer, 1881.
Freesia leichtlinii subsp. alba, J.C.Manning &
Freesia gentilis, N.E.Br.
Freesia herbertii, N.E.Br.
Freesia picta, N.E.Br.
This member of the Iridaceae family was
given this name by William
Edward Gumbleton in 1896. It is found in the Cape Province
of South Africa, growing in grit and other well
drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The bulbs
grow to one or two centimetres, the whole plant can reach tvelwe to 40
centimetres in height.
This plant is my
absolute favourite among scenting flowers! They occurs in the real
early spring, and it might be called a winter grower..
Freesia is named after the German physician: F.H.T. Freese.
The species name alba means white in Latin.