This species is not a true fern as it is a member of the Liliaceae (lily) family.
Native to South Africa.
Common relatives include smilax, grape hyacinth, daylily, hyacinth, tulip and asparagus.
Has fluffy, needle-like leaves on stiff stems.
Stems are to 24 inches, classed as a monocotyledon, leaves mostly parallel veined.
Plant is a herbaceous perennial from tuberous roots.
Not a true fern.
The specific epithet name “densiflorus” means dense flowers.
Easy to cultivate in warmer climates or under glass.
With over 3000 species, the lily family includes many medicinal and food species in addition to ornamental species.