Spiloxene, Golden star (Eng.), Sterretjie, Kaapse sterretjie (Afr.)
Cape stars are spring flowering corms. Generally, they are sun-loving, so the flowers remain closed if conditions are cold or wet, often for several days at a time, until the weather improves. Even on warm, sunny days, the flowers open for only a few hours, usual midday between 11 am and 4 pm.