A fairly common bulb ...

Started by Michael - 2782 Tuesday, 24 October 2017

... seen around the upper Blue Mountains, often naturalised on nature strips or in old neglected gardens. Currently blooming in our garden. The distinctive stamen(?) and the veining must be clues but I cannot identify this bulb. Can anyone help?

Michael - 2782 Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Pic re-uploaded (for some reason it went dark). Note that these do look like Freesias, but have no scent and lack the characteristic dog leg cyme (?) ... these flowers are on a spike.

Deirdre - The Compulsive Gardener Wednesday, 25 October 2017

I think it is a type of Tritonia. They multiply like mad but are quite pretty in a wild spot! Related to Freesia.

Michael - 2782 Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Thank you Deirdre! That is definitely what they are. And most probably Tritonia gladiolaris (http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/TritoniaThree)


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