Sp. Pl. 433 (1753) APNI
Herb with erect or somewhat spreading stems, 5–30 cm long, branched, glabrous or very sparsely pubescent on younger parts; rhizome slender, 3–8 cm long; bulbs ovoid, to c. 2 cm long, beaked, tunics pale brown, papery; bulbils formed on rhizome and in leaf-axils. Leaves crowded at ends of branches, mostly 4–10 in pseudowhorls, 3-foliolate; leaflets subsessile, mostly broadly obcordate, 5–15 mm long, 8–20 mm wide, bilobed, green, often greyish below, glabrous, near-marginal calli present, sinus to c. one-quarter leaflet length, lobes oblong, apices rounded, 7–10 mm apart; petioles 1–7 cm long, glabrous; stipules membranous, to c. 3 mm long, tapering into petiole. Inflorescences axillary, 1-flowered; peduncles longer than leaves, glabrous. Sepals oblong, 4–6 mm long, virtually glabrous, with several converging light brown calli near apex; petals 13–22 mm long, very pale lilac or pale pinkish-purple, greenish at base. Capsule not developed in Australia. Flowers mainly Aug.–Jan.
*CVU, *EGL, *GipP, *Gold, *HSF, *NIS, *OtP, *Strz, *VVP. Also naturalised WA, SA, NSW, Tas. Native to South Africa. A common and troublesome weed of gardens and some bushland areas, tolerating deep shade.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||naturalised|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|