Babiana

Rare Baboon Root Species are edible, wild flowers. The corms were once eaten by Colonists in the western Cape of South Africa. Today, the baboons still eat them, if they can find them. They have become rare plants due to the vast areas that have been cultivated for modern food crops; and also industrial developments.
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Rare Baboon Root - Babiana crispa - a species with curled leaves - YouTube

Babiana crispa - a species with curled leaves

Babiana thunbergii and Babiana ringens COMPARISON

Babiana thunbergii and Babiana ringens COMPARISON

Babiana rubrocyanea

Babiana rubrocyanea

Babiana minuta - Baboon Roots

Babiana minuta - Baboon Roots

Valentine Flower -- Babiana tubiflora has hearts on its petals

Valentine Flower -- Babiana tubiflora has hearts on its petals

Babiana engysiphon - rare Baboon Root species

Babiana engysiphon - rare Baboon Root species

Babiana purpurea - Baboon Root species

Babiana purpurea - Baboon Root species

Plants

Plants

Plants

Babiana cederbergensis from seed

Babiana cederbergensis from seed

Prehistoric baboon flower - seen in nature Babiana ringens

Prehistoric baboon flower - seen in nature Babiana ringens

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