A perennial herb with thickened roots from a short rhizome. Inflorescence to 65 cm, flowers in a bracteate umbel. Leaves 1-2, linear-tapering, sheathing. Flowers numerous, spreading, to 2.5 cm wide; spring.Tepals white to pinkish, anthers and ovary reddish purple.
Grown as a garden ornamental in full sun to light shade.
Australia except NT.
Source: (2005). Colchicaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.