Vascular – Exotic
Herbs - Monocots
Early summer flowering; corolla cream with pale purple flush inside the tube, followed in mid-late summer by papery capsules with red-brown seeds.
Open areas with dry well-drained soils, sand. Seed germinates freely around established plants.
Dry papery capsule with red-brown seeds
Reason for introduction
ixia: From the Greek ixia ‘birdlime’, in reference to the sticky nature of the juice (Johnson and Smith, 1986).
paniculata: Small sprayed
References and further reading
Johnson, A. T. and Smith, H. A (1986). Plant Names Simplified: Their pronunciation, derivation and meaning. Landsman Bookshop Ltd: Buckenhill, UK.