Bulb ovoid, 1–2.5 cm diam., rarely with bulblets. Scape erect, terete, hollow, 30–70 cm long, 3–5 mm wide. Leaves 3–5, sheathing lower half of scape, terete, hollow, to 25 cm long, 5 mm wide, often withered at flowering-time. Umbel almost spherical, 3–10 cm diam., many-flowered, lacking bulbils; pedicels 1–7 cm long; spathe of 2 linear bracts, longer than pedicels; perianth cup-shaped, segments obovate, 4–7 mm long, usually pink; stamens subequal to perianth segments, broadly 3-lobed at base, otherwise filiform. Capsule c. 5 mm long. Flowers Nov.
Also naturalised SA. Native to southern and eastern Europe. Known in Victoria from Alexandra and Seymour only, occurring as a gutter weed in the latter location.
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