This member of the Alliaceae family was given this name by
William Henry Harvey in 1854. It is found
all over eastern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The rhizome can grow to three
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 15 or even 45 centimetres in
flowers are green, white and orange-brown.
Tulbaghia is named after Ryk Tulbagh, governor of the Cape of