Agapanthus

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Agapanthus

 

a genus of perennial herbaceous plants of the family Liliaceae. The plants have a short, creeping rhizome and thick, fleshy roots. Five species from South Africa are frequently grown in rooms and greenhouses. The African lily (Agapanthus umbellatus ) is widespread in the USSR. It has ribbonlike grooved leaves and pretty blue flowers arranged in an umbellate inflorescence on top of a long floriferous shoot.

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