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Ficinia radiata (Stergras)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Poales > Family: Cyperaceae

Ficinia radiata (Stergras)

Ficinia radiata (Stergras). Photographed on rocky slope in Mesic Mountain Fynbos (Kleinmond Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa). [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

Ficinia radiata (Stergras) Ficinia radiata (Stergras)

Ficinia radiata flowering in early summer in a seep burnt the previous summer on the Cape Peninsula mountains, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Watsonia coccinea and Ficinia radiata flowering in early summer in a seep burnt the previous summer on the Cape Peninsula mountains, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Low-growing herb (4-20 cm high), growing in the fynbos of the Western Cape from Ceres to Stilbaai. The halo of broad, golden yellow bracts surrounding the flower head is distinctive.

 


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