This member of the
Tecophilaeaceae family was
given this name by the younger Carl Linnaeus in 1782. It is found in
southern South Africa, and some climes in Botswana and Namibia as
well. It growing in sand or another well
drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulbs can
grow to three centimetres, the plant from twelve to 25 centimetres
and 40 with the inflorescent, bearing the usually yellow but
sometimes slightly pink flowers.
This can be a winter grower,
but will grow in summer as well.