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Family: HYPOXIDACEAE 

 Empodium plicatum
 
  
Author:  Richard Anthony Salisbury 1866
Family:  Hypoxidaceae
Habitat:  Southern South Africa
Soil:  Clay or Sand
Water:  Medium-Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  3,5 centimetres
Height:  25 centimetres
Flower:  Bright Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbs
Pop names:  Autumn Star
Synonyms:  Fabricia plicata Thunb. Curculigo plicata, Dryand. 1811. Forbesia plicata var. plicata, Nel.
This member of the Hypoxidaceae family was given this name by Richard Anthony Salisbury in 1866. It is found in the southern part of South Africa, growing in clay or loamed soil with some to lots of water and some sun. The bulbs can grow to 3,5 centimetres, the plant reaches 25 centimetres in height. The flowers are bright yellow.