Cape tulip

also called  Bloodlily,  

      any plant of the genus Haemanthus of the family Amaryllidaceae, consisting of about 50 species of ornamental South African herbs. Most species have dense clusters of red flowers and broad, blunt leaves that are grouped at the base of the plant.

      A few species have white flowers. Some species are variously known as Natal paintbrush, Catherine wheel, giant paintbrush, and African bloodlily.

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