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Family: HYACINTHACEAE 

 Drimia uniflora
 
  
Author:  John C. Manning & Peter Goldblatt 2000
Family:  Hyacinthaceae
Habitat:  South Africa, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum-Medium
Sun:  Minimum-Medium
Thickness:  3-6 millimetres
Height:  4-6 centimetres
Flower:  White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbs
Pop names:  Fairy Bell, Pilgrim's Rest
Synonyms:  Litanthus pusillus, William Henry Harvey 1844. Drimia pusilla Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin.
Got it from:  Wally of Desolation, South Africa
Year:  2007

This tiny flower is three millimetres high, one in diameter.

The rough material behind the flower is my fingerprint.

Grit is 5 millimetres.

    This tiny member of the Hyacinthaceae  family was given this name by John C. Manning and Peter Goldblatt in 2000. It is found in southern Africa from Namaqualand to Zimbabwe. It grows in rock cracks, in well drained but rich soil with little to some water and little to some sun. The bulb can grow to six millimetres, but most I have see was not more than three millimetres in diameter. The one or even two narrow leaves grow from four up to six centimetres while the inflorescent reaches up to nine centimetres with a white flower of two or three millimetres. It is usually found in dense groups in the cracks underneath boulders. 

 It is said to be the world's smallest flowering bulb, and I guess that could be right.

 In the wild, it might be a winter grower, but it do fine at summer at my place.

Habitat in the Wally of Desolation, South Africa.

Ground covering!

Kingdom SubKingdom SuperDivision Division SubDivision Class SubClass SuperOrder Order Family Genus Species
PLANTAE Tracheophyta Spermatophytes Magnoliophyta Magnoliophytina Liliopsida Liliidae

Lilianae

Amaryllidales Hyacinthaceae Drimia uniflora