Blood Lily

Scadoxus multiflorus

Colour: Red
Height: Up to 45 cm
Family: Amaryllidaceae

These attractive flowers grow from a bulb. They have numerous common names, Football Lily, Catherine Wheel, Poison Root, Fireball Lily, Powderpuff Lily.

The flower head is made up of hundreds of tiny red florets growing on a stout stalk.

This plant is poisonous.

These photos were taken on the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls, although they are widespread in Africa.









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