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Thursday, 22 September 2016

FFF253 - SPARAXIS

Sparaxis (harlequin flower) is a genus in the family Iridaceae with about 13 species endemic to Cape Province, South Africa. All are perennials that grow during the wet winter season, flower in spring and survive underground as dormant corms over summer. Their conspicuous flowers have six tepals, which in most species are equal in size and shape. The genus name is derived from the Greek word sparasso, meaning "to tear", and alludes to the shape of the floral bracts.

Sparaxis tricolor, known by the common names wandflower, harlequin flower, and sparaxis, is a bulb-forming perennial plant that grows in well-drained sunny soil. It gained its name from its colourful flowers which are bi- or tri-coloured with a golden centre and a small ring of brown surrounded by another colour. Although the plant is native to southern Africa. It is present in California and Australia as an introduced species after having escaped from garden cultivation.

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26 comments:

  1. Sorry I haven't been around to visit you, Everyone. I have been rather busy with work this week and will get to you soon. I appreciate your contributions to this meme and always enjoy looking at your spectacular photos. Keep on photographing those wonderful flowers!

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  2. I have not seen that one before ,lovley ,Nette

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  3. Dear Nick,

    I haven't seen this beauties ever since befor. Thank you so much for sharing them!

    Best wishes - Yours Julia

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  4. It is a cute little flower Nick. Never seen before like many of your flowers! Groetjes Hetty

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  5. What an unusual combination in the same flower! Needless to say I've never seen this one! Thanks for hosting:)

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  6. Gorgeous flowers!! Never seen before this kind of blossoms!

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  7. Hi Nick!

    This one I have never seen. Interesting, what flowers grow in your country.

    Greetings

    Anne

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  8. My goodness, what showy flowers! As always, so well photographed and researched, as well.

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  9. Wow, that's pretty (never seen before)!
    Greetings from Germany

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  10. Hello Nick,
    very interesting flower. Never seen before this kind of blossoms!
    Have a nice weekend,
    moni
    http://www.reflexionblog.de

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  11. Very beautiful, it is interesting with the flowers you share. Most of them I have´nt seen before.
    Have a nice weekend / Marika

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  12. Very exotic looking. I have never seen this one before. Is is truly beautiful.

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  13. Hello Nick,
    I've never seen this flower neither before.
    Gorgeous flowers.
    Have a nice weekend
    Kind regards
    Elke
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  14. Gorgeous. I love the striking color and the veining in the flower.

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  15. A breathtaking combination of colours. Just beautiful!

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  16. Very beautiful ! I have never seen them with multicolor before !

    Greetings from Birgit

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  17. Very beautiful and exotic flowers! Nice learning its nature

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  18. What an unusual looking flower! So beautiful. :)

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  19. Nick, what a colorful find. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Wooow.. the multicolour is very exotic and gorgeous - I love it!
    Have a nice weekend, dear Nick! Greetings, Nicole

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  21. Wooow Nature is fantastic .... What a Lovely piece of Art :)
    Wish you a nice weekend and Thank you for hosting Nic!

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  22. Heisann, very artistic flower, never seen it before... ha a nice weekend ;:OD)

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  23. This beautiful Bloom I Never Seen before. It's always a pleasure to see plants, blooms all over the World. Thank you for hosting.

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