Botanical details
  • Genus: Ornithogalum Family: Asparagaceae
General description
  • on the red list of South African Plants;
  • "sardienii" honours Tommy Sardien, which for a long time was a curator for the south african succulents at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden;
  • dwarfish;
  • grows with single or group-forming, above-ground, spherical onions.

Origin and Habitat: Western Cape, South Africa, common in the Succulent Karoo.

Habit: onions have a length from 8 to 20mm and a diameter from 5 to 18mm.