in Humb., Bonpl. & Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. 5: 237, t. 467 (1822) APNI
Herb with stems not evident; bulbs ovoid to globose, 1–1.5 cm long, pointed, tunics pale brown, vertically ribbed, often ciliate; bulbils formed from old bulbs on stolons to c. 4 cm long. Leaves basal, 3-foliolate; leaflets subsessile, cuneate-deltoid, 9–45 mm long, 17–75 mm wide, bilobed, green, sometimes maroon-flecked, glabrous above, sparsely pubescent below, calli absent, margins sparsely ciliate, sinus wide, to c. one-third leaflet length, lobes triangular, divergent, apices rounded, lobes triangular, divergent, apices rounded, 12–70 mm apart; petioles 5–23 cm long, sparsely hairy; stipules conspicuous, to c. 10 mm long, with rounded or obtuse lobes. Inflorescences basal, 6–14-flowered; peduncles longer than leaves, sparsely hairy; pedicels 1–2 cm long, glabrous. Sepals lanceolate, 4–5 mm long, glabrous, green with 2 conspicuous orange-brown apical calli; petals 10–16 mm long, pink to purple, white at base. Capsule not developed in Australia. Flowers mainly Dec.–Jun.
*GipP, *Gold, *HSF, *VAlp, *VRiv, *Wim. Also naturalised SA, Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas. Native to Mexico. A weed of gardens, roadsides and disturbed areas.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|