Watsonia borbonica

Its habitat is mainly rocky sandstone slopes or well-drained slopes of clay and granite, and sometimes in deep sandy soil at the foot of the mountains. In Australia and the USA it has become naturalized in some areas and is known as the Cape bugle lily or rosy watsonia. Watsonia borbonica is particularly abundant after fires and is known at some sites to only flower in the first and second years following a fire. In areas that have burnt, these Watsonia’s provides a major source of food for nectar-feeding insects and birds, and for the various rodents that eat the seed produced. They are pollinated by large, solitary bees, and sunbirds have also been seen to visit the flowers as well, but soon lose interest, probably because only a small amount of nectar is produced. Long- tongued flies also visit and may play a role in pollination.

Watsonia borbonica

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