Moraea flaccidaCommon name: Cape Tulip

Meaning of name: unknown

Distribution: Occurs from Geraldton to Esperance.

Remarks: Cape Tulip is a declared plant meaning that landholders are required by law to control this plant on their land. The plant grows up to 70 centimetres tall. The orange flowers, which open in the morning and fade in the afternoon, are produced from September to November. This plant is a native of South Africa.

References: Western Weeds, A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 1997.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.