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Traditional Medicinal Uses of Eucomis autumnalis
Indications: Administered to both people and animals. Caution: Harmful to people or animals.
Eucomis autumnalis is a very hardy, deciduous bulb with a rosette of attractive, broad, strap-like leaves. A spike of green flowers which has a tuft of green bracts on top gives the flower the look of a pineapple. It flowers from December to April. It makes a wonderful, long lasting cut flower and an interesting container plant when in flower. It is best grown in full sun. Eucomis autumnalis occurs naturally in the Grasslands where it can form large clumps. The unusual colour and shape of the flower make it a must for a Grassland garden. (Wildflower Nursery)
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/eucomis-autumnalis/. Accessed on 2020/01/06