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Plant Form: Upright perennial herb.
Size: Up to 60 cm tall.
Stem: Green, upright, sometimes zig-zagging from nodes, with a few branches near top.
Leaves: 2 large, strap like leaves 20-100 cm long, hairless, slightly ribbed, folded when young, with small bulb-like structures in leaf forks.
Flowers: Salmon pink or orange with 6 broad petals and yellow centre, 3-5 cm diameter.
Fruit and Seeds: Small green elongated capsule that browns as matures, does not produce viable seed.
Habitat: Coastal heathland, woodland, grassland, forest, parks, roadsides, waste areas.
Distinguishing Features: Small bulbs in leaf forks, and producing 2 rather than 1 leaf in One-leaf cape tulip (Moraea flaccida).