Botanical name

Hesperantha pilosa

Family

Iridaceae
Hesperantha pilosa
Hesperantha pilosa

Description

Plants 10-30cm high. Corm rounded - tunics concentric. Leaves linear to sword-shaped - pilose (softly hairy) - on the margins - midrib - and secondary veins. Stem bearing a scale-like leaf - up to 5mm long below the spike. Flowers white - 3-8 per spike - opening in evening and sweetly scented - or blue to purple - opening in the day and unscented. Perianth tube 6-10mm long - tepals spreading. Bracts green.

Habitat

Sandstone soils

Flower Date

August to October