Flame Lily (Gloriosa superba)

Flame Lilly - Gloriosa superba

Gloriosa superba
Common name: Flame Lily
Family: Colchicaceae

The Flame Lily is a wild deciduous perennial, that is the national flower of Zimbabwe. It is a protected plant species, and there is a law prohibiting the picking of them.


Photographer: EssjayNZ


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  • ISAAC FARANANDO

    what is the shona name for flamelily

  • Isla Grundy

    The Zezuru name is listed in the book ‘A New Zimbabwean Botanical Checklist of English and African Plant Names’ as jongwe, kajongwe or nyakajongwe.

  • The Shona name is Jongwe ( no confusion, Zezuru is just one of the Shona language dialects).