Author: Jan Scholten
English: Red root, referring to the red sap of the corms.
Region: Cape Province, South Africa.
Botany: cormous perennial herb; thrive outdoors in warm, near frost-free environments, require moist, well drained soil; leaves in basal tufts, long, narrow, pleated; flowers in erect spikes of starry, yellow, from spring to summer.
Use: as a red dye; ornamental.