Sp. Pl. 307 (1753) APNI
Plants tufted, bulbous, to c.70 cm high. Roots fibrous. Leaves linear, flat or concave, to c. 80 cm long, 3 cm wide, withering before flowering time. Inflorescence erect, initially corymbose, typically elongated at maturity. Flowers 8–25; bracts lanceolate; lower flowering pedicels to 6 cm long, not much longer than the upper, fruiting pedicels erect, to 8 cm long; perianth segments 20–30 mm, not widely spreading, white; stamens c. one-third as long as perianth segments; ovary dark purplish. Capsule cylindric. Flowers spring.
*GipP, *WaP, *Wim. Also naturalised in WA, SA, NSW. Native to the Mediterranean region and occasionally cultivated. Known in Victoria from an 1894 collection at MEL labelled simply 'Wimmera', a 1991 specimen from a cereal crop near Kaniva and a recent naturalised occurrence in grassland at Maffra.
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