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.]
L. cooperi (Hook.) Jessop usually has longitudinally striped leaves.
Source: (2005). Ledebouria. 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. (as Ledebouria violacea)