Contr. Gray Herb. 3 (56): 2 (1918) APNI
Plants tufted, to c. 1.3 m high. Roots tuberous, tubers plump, 2–3 cm long, 2–8 cm distant from rootstock. Leaves linear, flat, spreading, to 40 cm long, 1–25 mm wide, often somewhat glaucous. Inflorescence erect, usually with a few spreading branches. Flowers usually 2–9 per node, white, pale mauve or pink; perianth segments spreading to recurved, 5–8 mm long, sepals narrower than petals; stamens shorter than perianth segments, filament hairs white proximally, usually becoming purple near anther; anther purple. Capsule globose, 4–5 mm long. Seeds 2–3 mm long. Flowers mostly Nov.-Feb.
CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also SA, NSW, Tas. A widespread species, predominantly in montane to subalpine sites on and near the Divide, particularly in rocky situations, but also scattered in cooler lowland districts (e.g. Portland and Hamilton areas in west, Creswick, Mornington Peninsula, Warby Range, Dandenong Ranges and foothills, Gelliondale near Yarram, etc.).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|