Perennial erect to prostrate herb from a short rhizome. Stems to 20 cm, flowers solitary in leaf axils. Leaves broadly tapered. Flower 1, star-like, spreading, to 3 cm wide; spring.Tepals rose-pink to purplish.
Sometimes grown as a moist or sheltered garden or shade house ornamental in light to heavy shade.
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.