Species Chondropetalum tectorum
Pictures from Observations
Etymology of Chondropetalum:
Gk. chondros = grain, corn, cartilage; petalum = petal. The flowers, while small, are abundant.
Etymology of tectorum:
From the Latin ‘tectorum’ / ‘tecti’ meaning ‘roofs’
Chondropetalum tectorum (L. f.) Raf.
Dioecious, caespitose perennial to 1 m, sheaths deciduous. Flowers shorter than 3 mm, petals scabrid only in upper half, or smooth. Flowering time? Marshes and seeps on deep sands, NW, SW, AP, LB, SE (Clanwilliam to Port Elizabeth).