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    Flora of the Mountain Kingdom

    Blue Scilla (Scilla Natalensis) – Lesotho Flowers

    October 19, 2010

      Kherere (Sotho);  Inguduza (Zulu); Blouslangkop (Afrikaans); Blue-squill / Blue Scilla of Africa (English) Description: Hyacinthaceae – family Scilla natalensis is a graceful perennial bulb. The leaves are broad and sharply tapering, narrowing at its apex and grey-green in colour.  The flower growths are borne on long slender stalks of about one meter high and bright blue colour. In general, it produces a large bulb, 10 to 15 cm in diameter, covered with firm, hardened, papery brown or purplish tunics…

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