Plant of the Month — June 2018

Blancoa canescens Lindl. — Winter Bell

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Blancoa canescens (Winter Bell) is a clumping perennial herb that has strap-like leaves and produces clusters of red, pendulous, bell-shaped flowers from June to September. The flowers attract a range of nectar-feeding birds.

The species occurs from south of Perth to Eneabba, in woodland and heath on grey-white sand.

Blancoa is a monotypic genus belonging to the family Haemodoraceae, which also includes the genera Conostylis (Cone Flowers) and Anigozanthos (Kangaroo Paw).

Photo: R. Davis

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