Beautiful Senecio; ibohlololo; ibohlololo
30 - 50 cm
pink, purple, magenta. July – January; winter spring summer
damp sun; grassland;
grassland; wetland pond
thicket, Highveld, subtropical east coast, western cape; bushveld savannah
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A clump forming perennial with beautiful 40 mm pink to magenta flowers at the tips of numerous tall stalks from late winter through to summer. Size is variable from 30 cm up to 50 cm. Stems and new buds are softly hairy, beautiful just after the rains. Leaves are attractively toothed, at times wavy, 10 – 20 x 2 – 4 mm in size, and grow from a basal rosette. Plants are attractive even out of flower, and die back briefly.