Species Hesperantha acuta
Pictures from Observations
Etymology of Hesperantha:
Gk. hesperos = evening; anthos = flower. Many flowers open late in the day, toward evening, Afrikaans aandblom = evening bloom/flower.
Etymology of acuta:
From the Latin acutus = 'sharp' or 'pointed'
Hesperantha acuta (Licht. ex Roem. & Schult.) Ker Gawl.
Etymology applies to:
Cormous geophyte, 10--30 cm, corm rounded. Leaves linear to sword-shaped, upper leaf sheathing the stem. Flowers yellow or white, fragrant at night. July--Sept. Clay slopes in renosterveld and succulent karoo, NW, KM, SE (Worcester to George, S Karoo).