Ann. Bot. (König & Sims) 1: 225 (1804) APNI
Corm 1–1.5 cm diam. Leaves linear to ensiform, 10–30 cm long, 4–10 mm wide. Inflorescence with scape few-branched. Primary bracts up to 2.5 cm long, deeply torn with 2–4 gradually narrowing points. Flowers funnel-shaped. Perianth tube c. 15 mm long, narrow in the lower 5–7 mm, widened above, pale yellow; lobes 2.5–2.8 cm long, 1–1.2 cm wide, cream-coloured to white, the outer perianth dark red to purple or purple-streaked on outer surface. Stamens asymmetrically arranged to one side of the flower; anthers white. Style arched behind stamens, exceeding anthers; branches thread-like, c. 10 mm long, white. Bulbils numerous, in all leaf axils. Flowers Sep.–Nov.
*CVU, *DunT, *GipP, *Glep, *GGr, *HSF, *OtP, *VRiv, *VVP, *Wim. Also naturalised in WA, SA, NSW, Tas. Native to South Africa. Commonly grown as a garden ornamental, occasionally becoming established in grassy-woodland communities and on roadside verges.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|