Come! Ms. Dunlap will give two talks at the CNPS Conservation Conference Feb. 1-3 in LA!

One regarding a database of 3,700 nectar plants (& how to collect images to benefit pollinators), and the other regarding
a prototypical key incorporating a novel plant identification system that produced an order of magnitude improvement.

Babiana ringens

Family: Iridaceae

Common name: BABOON FLOWER

Native to: Cape Peninsula States


Type: perennial

Forms: erect, tufted

Max height: 1 foot

Max width: 0.48 feet


red, secondary color present




Exposure: sun

Landscape use: flower fragrant

Propagates by: seed

flowers in spring

flowers in winter

Soil type: sandy

USDA Zones: zone 9 to +20 f, zone 10 to +30 f, zone 11 to +40 f

Temp. range: +20 to above +40 °F

Water: regular