1902H.J. Duckitt inM. KuttelQuadrilles & Konfyt (1954) 15The hills overlooking Groote Post are scented of an evening with lovely sprays of avond bloemetje, or evening flower.
1906B. StonemanPlants & their Ways 197Hesperantha, (‘Avond-Bloemetjes’)...Flowers white or yellow. The sepals frequently red outside. Delightfully scented at evening when their insect guests are abroad.
1915R. MarlothFlora of S. Afr.IV. 145H. falcata (Avond bloemetje, generally pronounced ‘aandbloem’).
1917R. MarlothDict. of Common Names of Plants 3Aandblom, (Avond-blommetje). Several sweet-scented Iridaceae, especially species of Hesperantha...At the Knysna and further east the name — is applied to Gladiolus tristis, which is scentless in daytime, but exhales a strong perfume in the evening.
1927Farming S. Afr. 171How often does one see..the beautiful ‘painted ladies’ or ‘aandblommetjies’ adding scent to the garden in the evening.
1974Motorist Aug. 35No less imaginative were the names of some of the flowers — vetkousies, weeskindertjies, aandblommetjies and duikerwortel.
1982A. MoriartyOuteniqua Tsitsikamma 62Hesperantha falcata, Aandblommetjie. Found in grassy clearings in the forests around George...Hesperantha lutea, Geel aandblommetjie..bears bright yellow flowers with tan colouring on the back of the outer tepals.
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