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Cape Buttercup

Sparaxis maculosa

Also known as

Sparaxis, Wandflower, Botterblom, Ferweel, Fluweeltjie, Geelkalkoentjie, Geelkalossie

Full Sun
Moderate care


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Cape Buttercup Overview

Known from only two localities, one recently discovered, this spectacularly large-flowered species is sadly frail in its magnificence, a shadow cast upon it by its Critically Endangered status. Fortunately, the recent discovery of a new locality may provide reason to believe that further suitable habitats exist for this species. ZA Distribution: Western Cape.

Special features of Cape Buttercup

Pot plant