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How Yellow!

written by Rodney Moffett
9 · 22 · 21

This delightful bulb (actually a corm), known as Yellow Tritonia, with its very striking yellow flowers belongs to the Iris family and is fairly common in the Nature Reserve. It is normally solitary and is currently in flower on the Scilla walk.

It is also called, Bergkatjietee, and Khahlaenyenyane which is Sotho for the small Khahla or Gladiolus.

The Basotho use parts of it to treat stomach complaints and heal infections in the navel of a newborn child.

Photos: Joan Keyter

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