The Chandelier Lily

I recently shared a photograph of the Chandelier lily (Brunsvigia orientalis, possibly Brunsvigia litoralis, a slight variant) and briefly mentioned what happens once the flower expires. I was fortunate to come across an example, a week ago. This one was about 30 centimetres (11,81 inches) wide. The seeds—which are about half the size of a pea, green at first, then black—are contained in the triangular pods at the extremities of the many arms. What a plant!

Dry Chandelier lily (Brunsvigia orientalis), 22 March 2019. Copyright 2019 Forgotten Fields. All rights reserved.
Dry Chandelier lily (Brunsvigia orientalis)

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