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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Katstert

Afrikaans name: Katstert

Katstert

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Hebenstretia comosa

The Katstert (Cat's Tail in English?) grows to a height of around 60 cm. It is a perennial plant.

It flowers from late Autumn through to early Spring. The flowers are white with an orange spot at the base of the lower part.

The leaves are long and slender with a serrated edge.

The Katstert is sometimes grown as a garden plant.

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References and further reading

Illustrated Guide to the Wildflowers of Northern South Africa - Author: Gerrit Germishuizen & Brenda Clarke - Year Published: 2003 - Page: 54

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