Leaves 2-3 mm wide, emerging before flowers. Perianth goblet-shaped, blue-mauve to pink; segments subacute, elliptic-lanceolate, outer 3 white on backs; tube 7-15 cm long, white; late winter. Anthers yellow. Style branches 3, orange, forked at tips.
S Hungary, Balkans.
Source: (2005). Iridaceae. 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.