The African flame lily (Gloriosa superba) grows in the northern and eastern parts of South Africa. It is a perennial climbing herb with tendrils at its leaf tips that coil into nearby bushes, allowing it to use other plants as a support so it can sprawl over rocks and thickets. It produces seeds and also grows from an underground tuber that is able to survive dry seasons, while the creeping shoots die off entirely after fruiting.
The reverse of this coin features a single Gloriosa superba flower, indicating its unique shape and leaves that end in tendrils.
2019 R5 African Flame Lily
Metal content: 925 Ag 75 Cu
Limited edition: 1 000