Moraea polystachya

Moraea polystachya

  • Moraea polystachya
  • Moraea polystachya
  • Moraea polystachya
  • Moraea polystachya
  • Flower name
    Moraea polystachya
  • Scientific name
    Moraea polystachya
  • AliasMoraea polystachya, Blue moraea, Cape Blue Tulip, ポリスタキア
  • Place of originSouth Africa and Namibia
  • Place of flowering
  • Flowering seasonJanuary, February, March, April, November, December

What is Moraea polystachya

Moraea polystachya or Blue moraea, (Moraea polystachya), is a bulbous plant of the family Iridaceae, native to South Africa and Namibia. Take 3-6 sword-like green leaves from the rhizome. Flowers grow at the tip of the branch. The basic flower color is blue, but there are also light purple and white. At the base of the petal, yellow stripes called nectary guides enter to attract pollinating insects. Flowers are similar to irises and irises. There are 3 outer flower pieces, 6 cm long. There are three inner flower pieces, but they are small. Flowers bloom from March to May in the Southern Hemisphere, but from November to April in the Northern Hemisphere. Toxic to livestock.

Common name: Moraea polystachya, scientific name: Moraea polystachya, aka: Cape Blue Tulip, Blue moraea, origin: South Africa and Nanbia, plant height: 40-80 cm, leaf width: 0.6-1.2 cm, leaf color: green, leaf shape: linear - sword-shaped, flowering period: November to April, flower color: yellow stripe in blue to light purple, flower shape: Iris.


  • Eye
    Asparagales
  • Family
    Iridaceae
  • Genus
    Moraea
  • Species
    M. polystachya
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Iris-shaped
  • Leaf type
    sword-shaped
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typebulbous plant
  • Flower colorsBlue
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height30.0 ~ 80.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower6.0 ~ 6.0 cm

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