Ann. Bot. (König & Sims) 1: 225 (1804) APNI
Corm 1–2 cm diam. Leaves linear to narrowly obovate, 8–20 cm long, 5–15 mm wide. Inflorescence with scape unbranched. Primary bracts narrowly ovate, 2.3–2.8 cm long; apex acute and shallowly torn. Flowers broadly funnel-shaped. Perianth tube c. 8 mm long, narrow at base, widened above, bright yellow; lobes 2.5–3 cm long, c. 1 cm wide, orange to dark red with a black sagittate mark at base. Stamens symmetrically arranged around the style; anthers yellow. Style erect, not exceeding anthers; branches cuneate, 1–2 mm long, yellow. Bulbils few, in lower leaf axils only. Flowers Aug.–Oct.
*CVU, *GipP, *Gold, *HSF, *MuM, *NIS, *OtP, *VRiv. Also naturalised in WA, SA. Commonly grown as a garden ornamental, occasionally escaping through dumped garden refuse and establishing in grassy communities.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|