This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was given this name by Carl Linnaeus
the younger in 1786, and is
found in the Cape Province, South Africa on the sand plains. It's a
winter-grower, and doesn't need much water in the summer. The bulb will
grow to 25 centimetres and the corkscrew leaves to 50 centimetres. The
fine bell-shaped flowers are white-greenish. It can be reproduced both
by clusters and seeds.
I also seen it as a Liliaceae (MoBot, APNI), Hyacinthaceae (IPNI, Uni of Connecticut).
This is a winter grower.