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Huilli

Leucocoryne ixioides

Description:

Family: some say Liliaceae others Alliaceae
Glory of the Sun
25cm, small bulbous plant with showy pale purplish-blue and white throated or pure white flowers on upright stalks above narrow grass like leaves.

Habitat:

Native of dryish rocky spots in montane regions in Chile. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year.

Notes:

ref.
http://floradechile.cl/monocoty/species/...
http://www.chileflora.com/Florachilena/F...
http://www.chilebosque.cl/herb/lixio.htm...

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Lo Barnechea, XIII Región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile

Spotted on Sep 19, 2012
Submitted on Feb 11, 2014

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