In search of the blood lily

I spotted this striking beauty under a tree outside my office today.  The flower is followed by fleshy red berries, which the monkeys and birds love.  I’ll try to remember to take a photograph of the berries when they come through.  The bulb is traditionally used to cure coughs, headaches and stomach problems.  The plant is also known as Paintbrush (charming), Rooikwas and isiPhompo.

The Blood Lily.

The Blood Lily.

At home under a tree.

At home under a tree.

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