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Family: HYACINTHACEAE 

 Massonia depressa
 

End of the growing season, early summer.

  
Author:  Maarten Houttuyn 1780
Family:  Hyacinthaceae
Habitat:  Southern Africa
Soil:  Grit or Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  4,5 centimetres
Height:  0,5 (26) centimetres
Flower:  Greenish-White
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Sugar Can
Synonyms:  Massonia latifolia L. f.

Photo by Panos & Stavros.

Photo by Panos & Stavros.

   This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was given this name by Maarten Houttuyn in 1780. It is found in Southern Africa, growing in grit or other well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulb will grow to 4,5 centimetres in diameter, the leaves won't raise to more than a half centimetre, but can get up to 26 centimetres long. The flowers are greenish-white and are mainly pollinated by rodents.

 This is a winter grower.

Photo by Panos & Stavros.