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Dierama pulcherrimum (Angel's fishing rod)

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Genus: Dierama
Species: D. pulcherrimum
Binomial name: Dierama pulcherrimum
Synonyms: Dierama longiflorum, Sparaxis pulcherrima
Common names: Angel's fishing rod, Fairy Wands flower, Hairbell, Wandflower, Devil's Fishing Rod, Wedding Bells

Dierama pulcherrimum is a spectacular, little-known, perennial, evergreen, clump-forming cormous from South Africa. It grows >1.5 m tall and >1.5 m wide. During summer it has elegant pink, nodding, bell-shaped flowers (4-6cm long) which dangle from strong, wiry stems that arch above clumping, stiff, linear foliage. 
The name 'Dierama' is the Greek word for 'funnel' and it describes the flower's shape.





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