This member of the Hyacinthaceae
family was described by Nicolaas Joseph von Jacquin in 1790. It is found in Southern
Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of
sun. The bulb will grow to 1,5 centimetres in diameter, the leaves
to 15 centimetres in length. The flowers are white to pale pink.
The name Lachenalia
is in honour of honour of the Swiss botanist Warnerus de la