Perennial herb to 20 cm high from a stout rhizome. Leaves broadly-ovate, stalked, in clusters along the rhizome. Flowers 1, buds subterranean, opening at ground level, spreading, to 2.5 cm wide; spring.Tepals deep purple-red.
Most plants sold as A. lurida are misidentified A. elatior.
Source: (2005). Convallariaceae. 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.