Conicosia Pugioniformis - Indigenous South African Succulent - 10 Seeds

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R12.00 

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Conicosia pugioniformis is a species of succulent plant in the ice plant family known by the common names narrow-leaved ice plant and pigroot. It is native to South Africa and it is known on other continents as an introduced species and sometimes a noxious weed. It is an invasive species on the Central Coast of California, where it is a minor threat to native coastal vegetation, although not as harmful as other species of invasive ice plant. This is a short-lived perennial herb growing from an underground caudex. It can sprout vegetatively from the caudex if its aboveground parts are destroyed. The finger like leaves are fleshy, grey-green, hairless, and up to 20 centimetres long. The inflorescence is a solitary, malodorous flower up to 8 centimetres wide. It has rings of up to 250 thin petals.

15cm, leaves up to 20cm long, sulphur-yellow flowers, long peduncles, roots edible. Sow Autumn.

USDA Zone - 8

Season to Sow - Autumn

 

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