moderate; high; water wise
white; September to February; spring summer
sun; damp sun; water feature; wildlife insects
coastal eastern cape; coastal kzn; grassland; fynbos; bushveld;
thicket; western cape; subtropical east coast; Karoo; bushveld savanna; Succulent Karoo
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Ornithogalum juncifolium: Grass-leaved Chincherinchee The Grass-leaved Chincherinchee is a beautiful, still unknown plant for the front of a wildflower meadow, grassland, or perennial border. Narrow, leaves reach 20 cm, and mature plants form thick grass-like clumps of bright green. Flowers are small, 10 – 20 mm in diameter, on short stalks. They are white and star-like, with a central green stripe. Flowering is from September to February. Occurring in damp grasslands and on cliffs, from the southeastern Cape to Mpumalanga, so plant it in a damp, sunny area of the garden, or in a normal garden soil in areas that receive good rains. Plant with bulb buried. Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Western Cape Albany Thicket, Fynbos, Grassland, Indian Ocean Coastal Belt, Nama Karoo, Savanna, Succulent Karoo Wooded slopes, rock crevices, sandstone ledges, dry flats or exposed rocky slopes.