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Watsonia pillansii L.Bolus Iridaceae Bugle lily, Distribution: South Africa. Named for Sir William Watson (1715-1787), British botanist and physician, sometime censor at the Royal College of Physicians, London. No medicinal uses.
Oakeley, Dr. Henry F. (2013). Wellcome Library notes. link

Geographical distribution

  • Africa, Southern Africa, Cape Provinces
  • Africa, Southern Africa, KwaZulu-Natal

Watsonia pillansii (L.) L. Bolus

Genus: Watsonia
Species: pillansii (L.) L. Bolus
Common names: Bugle Lily
Distribution summary: Southern Africa
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H3 - Half hardy; unheated greenhouse/mild winter
Habitat: Rocky areas in sparse forests, grassland and open bushland
Garden status: Not currently grown
Flowering months: June
Reason for growing: Commemorative

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