Prodr. 276 (1810) APNI
Plants tufted, to c. 80 cm high. Roots tuberous, tubers slender, usually 2–9 cm distant from rootstock. Leaves narrow-linear, spreading, 5–35 cm long, 1–3 mm wide, usually withered at flowering-time. Inflorescence erect, usually simple, occasionally 1–2-branched. Flowers several in bract axils, usually pendent, mauve or purple, sweetly scented; pedicels to 15 mm long; perianth segments spreading, 5–12 mm long, petals broader than sepals; stamens shorter than perianth segments, anthers purple with purple appendages. Capsule ovoid, c. 4–7 mm long. Seeds c. 2–3 mm long Flowers Sep.–Feb.
CVU, DunT, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW. Occurs chiefly in drier plant communities (mallee-scrubs, woodland and grassland) on sandy or shallow, stony ground in central to western Victoria, and elevated ground in the mid-Murray floodplain (e.g. Wyperfeld National Park, Wail, northern Grampians, Mt Terrick Terrick toward Kerang, Whipstick, Rushworth area) but seldom common.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|