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Some will plants by Nick Helme,

The flower by Nick Helme,

Author: Lisabel Irene Hall, 1984
Origin:  Cape Province; South Africa
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  7 Centimetres
Flower:  Pale Green / Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Geitjiestert
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Asphodelaceae family was described by Lisabel Irene Hall in 1984. It is found in the Cape Province of South Africa, growing in grit or other well drained soil with little water and lots of sun. The swollen root can grow up to three centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up to seven centimetres high. The flowers are pale green and yellow.

The genera name means 'bulbous'. The species is named after Mrs Margretha Wiese, the wife of Buys Wiese, owner of the farm Quaggaskop, South Africa, where the species was discovered. He told me, it former was supposed to be a variation of Bulbine mesembryanthemoides.

Mrs Margretha Wiese.