Province; South Africa
Yellow - Pink - Blue
Orchiastrum mutabile, Lem.
This member of the Hyacinthaceae
family was described by Robert Sweet in 1826. It is found in the Cape
Province in South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some
water and lots of sun. The bulb will grow to four centimetres, the
whole plant up to 25 centimetres. The flowers are from yellow over
pink to blue.
The genera name is in honour
of the Swiss botanist Prof. Werner de Lachenal (Warnerus de la
Chenal )1739-1800. The species name means 'changeable' for the
colour of the flowers.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae
now part of