Freesia

beautiful flower

Origin

It is native to the eastern side of south Africa, from Kenia south to South Africa.

Most species have been found in Cape province

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About it

Characteristics

It is a herbaceous plant which grows from conical corn 1-2.5cm diametre.

They have got a 10-40cm tall stem and a loose spike of flowers with six tepals.


Many species have fragant narrowly funnel-shaped flowers

uses

Freesias are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Large Yellow Underwing.


Also, due to their specific pleasing scent, they are often used in hand creams, shampoos, candles, etc. However, due to their beauty, they are mainly used in wedding bouquets.