Greek agrostis – grass, krinon – lily, referring to the grass-like leaves.
Perennial, tufted rhizomatous herb. Stems short, erect, unbranched. Leaves several, 2-ranked, linearlanceolate, leaf bases flattened. Flowers lasting one day, spreading, radially symmetrical, not twisting after flowering, stalked, individual flower stalks articulated. Inflorescence a terminal cymose panicle. Tepals 3+3, free, outer 3 rough-hairy on the outside. Stamens 6, free. Ovary superior. Fruit a capsule. Seeds ovoid, black, without arils.
1 species from SW WA; sometimes cultivated in southern Australia.
Paniculate cymes of externally rough-hairy flowers.
Source: (2005). Hemerocallidaceae. 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.