Sp. Pl. 292 (1753) APNI
Bulb onion-like, broadly ovoid, c. 10 cm long. Leaves produced after flowering, several, linear, channelled, mostly 30–45 cm long, 15–30 mm wide. Scape stout, erect, 30–70 cm high or more. Flowers usually 5–12 per umbel, pink or less commonly nearly white; perianth segments 6–9 cm long, united at base for c. 1 cm, widely spreading above; stamens slightly shorter than perianth segments. Capsule subglobular, 1–2 cm diam. Seeds globose. Flowers late summer–autumn.
*CVU, *DunT, *GipP, *Gold, *GGr, *HSF, *OtP, *VVP. Also naturalised in WA, SA, NSW. A commonly cultivated bulb, with a wide range of forms, persisting in old garden sites and in areas where garden refuse has been deposited, noted as naturalised in Halls Gap, Melbourne and Korumburra areas, but probably more widespread than records indicate.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|