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Haemanthus coccineus (AFRICAN BLOOD LILY)
Amaryllidaceae
Haemanthus coccineus


jkoregan
jkoregan
Flower Petal # 6
Main Color    
Color 2    

Amaryllidaceae Family

Haemanthus Genus
Other Names for this Plant

Picture of Blood Lily flowers (Haemanthus coccineus)


Location

Parkdale, Victoria Australia

Physical Description
Haemanthus occurs in widely varying habitats, mainly coastal scrub and rocky slopes, throughout the winter rainfall region of South Africa. One of the surprises of late summer, with flowerheads like bright shaving brushes popping up from underground bulbs, is Haemanthus coccineus which has a large number of variations and is one of 11 species of Haemanthus.


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General Information

spotted stem with no leaves & flowering in a shady spot in clumps

Haemanthus occurs in widely varying habitats, mainly coastal scrub and rocky slopes, throughout the winter rainfall region of South Africa. One of the surprises of late summer, with flowerheads like bright shaving brushes popping up from underground bulbs, is Haemanthus coccineus which has a large number of variations and is one of 11 species of Haemanthus.



orange lily like flower with spotted stem with no leaves at all


Comment: Haemanthus coccineus (AFRICAN BLOOD LILY), Haemanthus coccineus

Page Posts: 4

gardengeek
gardengeek
March 20, 2012
That's interesting, I've never heard of that flower before.

Thanks!
jkoregan
jkoregan
March 20, 2012


Thanks for replying but I found it on another website. its an African Blood Lily.
gardengeek
gardengeek
March 17, 2012
It reminds me of a Eucalyptus flower, but I'm not at all sure.
Maybe a relative of Eucalyptus macrocarpa
images.google.com search?q=Eucalyptus+Macrocarpa

jkoregan
jkoregan
March 16, 2012
Would love to know what this flower is called

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