Botanical name

Geissorhiza tenella

Family

Iridaceae

Status

Near Threatened

Geissorhiza tenella
Geissorhiza tenella
Geissorhiza tenella
Geissorhiza tenella

Description

Plants 10-30cm high. Corm ovoid with woody, concentric tunics. Stems sticky. Leaves sticky, linear, margins raised into wings, H-shaped in cross section, about 5mm wide, shorter than the stem. Flowers usually in 2-5 flowered spike, white to pale pink - with a pink-veined reverse. Perianth tube cylindrical, 20-50mm long. Bracts green.

Habitat

Sandy flats and dunes

Flower Date

October to November, mostly after fire