… this flower
in my mother-in-law’s garden.
I’ve heard that it’s called an ox-tongue lily – or a witches broom – but I’ve not been able to find any reference to it other than these common names. Any ideas you flowering plant lovers?
They apparently start as a dormant bulb of some sort, the flower sprouts and then they have a thick almost succulent type of long ‘leaf’ that slowly appears after the flower has opened – much like many other types of lily’s. I’m amazed at the colour and shape of these flowers – not to mention their stems. It’s spinny to think on how these flowers spend most of their time ‘hiding’ beneath the surface of the earth. So I’m wondering what their origin is and how they might have come to end up in Oz. I’m doubtful of them being native flowering plants – but I’m no expert – so I’d be interested to find out more.
Meanwhile – here’s some more shots:
Some wicked colours there.
Shame about the photographer but…
Belongum – Out!