Cape Region South Africa

Like many plant species native to the southwestern Cape Region of South Africa, Spiloxene capensis is a geophyte that grows from root corms. Image credit: Phil Rundel

An ancient landscape with weathered, sandy soils supports a plant community rich in geophytes (species that grow from corms and bulbs). Many of these plants produce spectacular flowers now grown in gardens around the world.

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