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stolon
A horizontal branch or running stem
that gives rise to new plants.
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Kafir Lily

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Family Iridaceae
Name Hesperantha coccinea
Synonyms Schizostylis coccinea
Schizostylis pauciflora
Schizostylis ixioides
Common Name Kafir Lily
Etymology
Hesperantha From Greek hesperos meaning evening, and Greek anthos meaning flower, referring to the flowers opening late in the day.
coccinea From Latin coccineus meaning scarlet, referring to the colour of the flowers..

  See also:  Bulbs, Corms & Tubers, Culture / Germination

Hesperantha coccinea is a bog plant from South Africa that thrives on poorly drained soils. It produces red flowers in the Autumn and a smaller flush in the Spring. The leaves look like broad glass blades. It spreads slowly by underground stolons.



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