Hypoxis hygrometrica pratensis (R.Br.) Benth.
Common Name: Golden Weather Glass
Hypoxis pratensis is a perennial plant producing a cluster of hairy, grass-like leaves from a corm-like tuber; it can grow up to 40cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for llocal use as a food.
Australia - Victoria, New South Wales, eastern Queensland
Moist sites in grasslands[
Hypoxis species are generally not very cold tolerant plants and most species are badly damaged or killed by even light frosts. They will usually grow well in a Mediterranean type of climate with little or no frost[
Species in this genus generally require a light, freely draining soil and a position in full sun or light shade[
Hypoxis species greatly resent root disturbance, plants should be placed in their permanent positions as soon as possible and left ndisturbed for as long as possible[
Tuber - raw or cooked[
]. Rich in starch with an earthy taste and an irritant aftertaste[
]. The tuber is less than 15mm long and around 15mm in diameter[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe[