Ledebouria socialis (Baker.) Jessop

Bulbs 20-40 mm long, 10-20 mm diameter, epigeal, ovoid and elongated into a neck, purple. Leaves erect spreading, lanceolate, fleshy, above silver with transverse dark green blotches, below purple. [Scilla violacea Hutch.]

South Africa


L. cooperi (Hook.) Jessop usually has longitudinally striped leaves.

Source: Forster, P. (2005). Ledebouria. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press. (as Ledebouria violacea)

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Asparagaceae
genus        Ledebouria Roth