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Traditional Medicinal Uses of Boophone disticha
Indications: Administered to both people and animals. Applied in a magical sense. Caution: Harmful to people or animals.
Boophone disticha is a very hardy, deciduous plant with a huge bulb above ground. The fan-shaped leaves are very distinctive and it is easily spotted in the veld. The large red flower head appears in early spring before the leaves. Once the flowers have been pollinated each flower stalk elongates and carries the seed on the end to form a tumbleweed. (Wildflower Nursery)
Growing Boophone disticha
Boophone disticha does not transplant well and is very slow from seed. Mature bulbs can as old as 100 years. Treat it with respect.
Arnold. T.H., Prentice, C.A., Hawker, L.C., Snyman, E.E., Tomalin, M., Crouch, N.R. and Pottas-Bircher, C. (2002). Medicinal and magical plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 13. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
Wildflower Nursery – https://wildflowernursery.co.za/indigenous-plant-database/boophone-disticha/. Accessed on 2020/01/06