Maddy Lehmann, South Africa
This member of the Fabaceae family was described by William Henry Harvey in 1862. It's found in southern Africa.
Give it a well-drained soil, some water and lots
of sun. The caudex will grow to 25 centimetres in diameter, one meter or
more long. The stems reaches 80 centimetres. The flowers are bright red
and seeds are the only way of reproducing.
The genera name from
Greek; eryhros; 'red' for the mostly red flowers. The species
name after Karl L. P. Zeyher, 1799-1858, a German naturalist and
botanical explorer in South Africa.