Sp. Pl. 38 (1753) APNI
Leaves 30–50 cm long, 2.5–4.5 cm wide. Inflorescence with scape up to 120 cm long, 1- or 2-branched, with 2–4 condensed 2–5-flowered clusters. Primary bracts 3–5 cm long. Flowers usually white, sometimes blue or violet, yellow, often streaked or flecked with contrasting colours. Perianth tube c. 2 cm long; sepals 6–8 cm long, recurved, bearded with yellow hairs on midvein; petals 6–8 cm long, erect to incurved, glabrous. Seeds dull brown. Flowers Sep.–Oct.
*CVU, *DunT, *GipP, *Gold, *HNF, *HSF, *NIS, *OtP, *VRiv, *VVP. Also naturalised in WA, SA, NSW, Tas. North and South America. An occasional garden escape, often established near old homesteads.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||introduced|
|New South Wales|