Francoa sonchifolia Cav.

Evergreen herb. Leaves forming a basal rosette, lyre-shaped, the stalk generally winged. Flowers in dense terminal clusters on stalks to almost 1 m tall, white or pink. Sepals and petals 4, the petals about 1 cm long. Stamens 8.ovary superior. Fruit a cylindrical capsule containing numerous seeds.


[F. appendiculata Cav. and F. ramosa D. Don.]

Grown in borders for the plumes of flowers.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Saxifragaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Geraniales
family       Francoaceae
genus        Francoa Cav.