- Flower nameMoraea polystachya
- Scientific nameMoraea 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.