Tridentea gemmiflora

Clumps of this species may become more than a meter in diameter. It is widespread on flats in dry scrub from Worcester to the Free State, but it is never common.
The beautiful and distinctive flowers are 4.5-10 cm across and appear from March to May. Usually they are deep brown to purple black with yellowish mottling, but sometimes the yellow spots are so dense that the colour pattern is almost reversed.

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